Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Fresh snow and Lupine seeds.
This morning I awoke to a beautiful snow storm. We had to venture out early so the coffee pot was hot and ready. As I pulled on my sweats, braided my hair and put on my eyes (glasses) and headed out to the chickens. The snow was twirling and had a nice cold pin prick bite to it. I brought the ladies fresh water and they yelled at me for disturbing their perched sleep. I am feeding them 18% protein with a little scratch and shell mixed in and even brought them out a couple of oranges I had ready. I doubt any of them will venture out unless the snow stops.
The snow stopped and my son shoveled. He said it was all water and very heavy. The girls did venture out of the hen house and pen and found their to the frozen pond and the big pines.They stayed out all afternoon shifting their weight from one leg to another. I watched them eat snow and peck at the dog. The sun came up and it was so bright, it actually hurt my eyes. It has been a long time since the sun has been out. I started some seeds today. I planted a flat of Lupines, my very favorite flower. I have had the seeds soaking for about a day and a half because last year I just nicked the seeds and I didn't get a lot of plants. I hope this year I will get a better yield. Now for dinner, a long soak and a good book!