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Feb. 3rd~What happened??

Monday, February 03, 2020

I am just referring to ...I thought the silly rodent said ..early Spring! Well...today after a day of 70's with sunshine and lovely clear skies. Over night the wind blew Winter back in with a vengence. Temps dropped thru the floor, Wind roared and blew ice bits all over everything, and now it is snowing! Not that I expected immediate Spring..but I sure did not anticipate this!
I have to hope that if it is going to snow..it will snow a lot with a lot of moisture. We could use that.
My DIL called about 4pm and said..if you are gonna close up the birds do it now! The storm had turned the world to one giant ice skating rink. Everything with an Eastern exposure was coated with ice already and the rest of the world was trying to catch up! I bundled up , cautiously made my way to the chicken yard. Thankfully the geese will happily go to their area . All I have to do is say..shoo goose and they trot on in! The chickens on the other hand ..well they have a mind of their own. Now do I want to be trying to herd chickens on ice,,nah not really. I closed their small door and opened the large one..surprise all of them just ducked in! OH..no ..that was a dream!! There is that one..the one I call Tiny Tina,,she only goes in the small door! Sigh,,, I slipped and slid over to the small door to open it for her. She looked at it and went the other way! By then I am no longer the patient understanding chicken herder I was when I had a co-operative flock. So I in a firm voice demanded that she "shoo" chicken, stamped my food and glared. OMG..it worked !! She went in! I scooted for the house feeling a bit of triumph !
Now a warm fire and a hot cuppa tea...relaxing with my crown....Top Chicken Wrangler!!
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