As I go about my day, I have been noticing signs of spring. I'm so excited! I know there will also still be signs of winter, but I'm not going to think about that right now. lol. I notice that the birds are starting to sing again. Before, when you would go outside, all you could hear was the wind. Now, it's like the birds are saying,"Hey guys, it's just around the corner!"
Another sign of spring, my rooster is crowing more. I wander sometimes if he even takes a breath in between his crows. Maybe is realized I'm planning on getting another rooster this year. lol. The girls(hens) are wanted out of the chicken house as soon as I open the door. They want to go out and stretch their wings and hunt for bugs that are coming out of the frozen ground.
I also noticed that the winter coats of the animals are starting to shed. The goats' under coats are starting to work their way up to the top so that it can be shed. It must be itchy, they are rubbing themselves on everything! lol. I'm getting ready for my St. Bernard's coat to start floating in the air. It's worse than pollen. It's everywhere!
Our pond, FINALLY has thawed out. It has been frozen since the first day of December. Yesterday, it had no ice on it. Yea!
Another sign of spring doesn't show up until night time. No, it's not the wonderful sound of peepers coming from the pond. OOOOHHHHH NOOOOOOO! It's the pungent smell of skunks. Spring is their time for breeding. For some reason, skunks must love that nasty smell. So, I think, they go around and spray everything in the world hoping that their "Prince Smelly" will come and sweep them off their feet. I'm just afraid that I'm going to be out putting up the animals one night and encounter one of those little stinkers. That would not be good.
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, on lookout.