Everyone else has said it, so I will too. IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!!!!!You know it's cold out when your nose hair freezes with each breath. But, there is relief in sight. I saw the 7 day forcast today. It said it will be up to 40 next week. WOW! 40! Heat wave! Get the bikini! Fill up the kiddy pool! (Okay I went overboard.)
The birds have really hit the birdfeeder hard. They kelp fighting over it. So, I took a big dinner plate and filled it up with wild bird seed and placed it on our freezer which is outside on our front porch. (You know your a redneck when you have an appliance on your front porch. I did have a toilet on the porch. I put flowers in it. It was a flower pot. Get it, flower pot? I kill me sometimes.) Anyway, the freezer is right outside my livingroom window, so I get to watch the birds up close and personal. I love it. It lets me know I'm not the only living creature moving around in this frozen tundra.
Well, Hubby comes home tonight. I can hardly wait. I don't see how people can have their husbands work out of town Or, how hard it would be for their spouse to be in the armed forces. But, I guess you could get use to it. I just don't want to. I am planning on having the house all clean and nice when he comes home. (Yet I'm here writing this blog. lol. I'm such a procrastonater.)
One thing I kinda like about Hubby being gone is the time that I have spent with my chickens. I forgot how much I really like them. With him feeding them, I just didn't go out to see them that much. I forgot how much personality they have. They are so funny. In the morning, if they are still on the roost when I go out to feed them, they act like they have never jumped off of the roost before. They will pace back and forth looking at the ground. It looks like they are saying,"I think I can, I think I can." Come on! You do this every day! Just jump! I just sit back and laugh.
I also have one white hen. She will get by my feet and just look up at me like,"Well, are you going to feed us?" All the other chickens are going about their chicken business except her. She has so much personality. She just watches everything I do.
Another good thing about the chickens, they have started to lay more eggs. They quit there for a while. I even had to (gulp) buy eggs from the store. Now they are starting to lay again. We got 7 eggs yesterday! The pep talk I gave them must have helped. (Or the little speech about chicken and dumplins.) Either way, they are laying again. Yea!!!!!!
Well it's getting a little late. I had better start cleaning.
So until next time.....
Small Farm Girl,chicken whisperer.