Saturday, January 14, 2012

Winter doldrums

News casts and newspapers  were quite excited about a first winter snowfall this weekend, but all that's happening is rain and dark skies. There's only one thing to do.

We're being threatened with grooming, so we plan to stay as inert as possible.

Mom opened the door to the chicken pen but the chickens wouldn't go out to the yard because even the bugs will be napping. The girls stayed inside the hutch that they use as a day lounge. (They lack artistic sensibilities.)

Maewest stayed in the mini-barn.

Nobody wants to go outside today.
So what happened less than an hour later?

That's not snow so much as freezing rain and hail, so slick that a neighbor could barely get up the slight incline from our road to the main road.

We'll see if the slop turns into something dogs can play in.


  1. Note to Wyatt--we've been reading your posts this week but every time Mom tries to comment, Blogspot gets stuck. Other connections are working OK.

  2. Yep! Might as well sleep while your waiting for snow! We finally got ours. Yay! I love the hens name MaeWest!

  3. Note: We had to switch from IE to Google Chrome as we were having troubles too.

  4. Our Chickens wouldn't come out for the longest time this morning because of the snow...It sounds like all of us will be getting some snow, etc...(?)

  5. Smart woofies, and smart chickens, too! Better to stay in if the weather's going to do that. ;)

  6. Brrrrrr....
    I understand nobody wants to be outside!
    Happy weekend
    Kisses and hugs

  7. You sleep just like Mitch does, Miro - hanging off the bed!
    We hope you got more snow than that to play in!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. Oh wowie ..whilst you slept you you got some snow! Hope you get some more.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx