Winter Ice Storm – Feb 12, 2014

No matter the weather, the critters still need to eat!  So out into the ice and snow we go…

Everything was covered in ice – even the gates, which made it a little difficult getting through the pastures and stalls.

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I love feeding the wild birds… Filled all the feeders and then threw some on the ground – buffet style!  Also, the Guineas will feed from here too.  Today I saw Fox Sparrows, Juncos, Tufted Titmouses, Cardinals, Flickers, Chickadees, Robins, Brown Thrashers…and that was while I was standing there :-)

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These girls flew from the door of the hen house onto the scratch!  Chickens are so funny about the snow…

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The Guineas, however, are a little whiny today – hating all this white stuff….

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“cold feet, cold feet, cold feet…” as they quickly pick up their feet while walking.

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The Silkies are actually quite toasty in their covered tractor.  And the mama Silkie continues to be faithful in sitting on her 3 eggs.  They should hatch any day now…

 

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Communal breakfast this morning…

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And poor Rosie :-(  This weather makes for very bad hair days!

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All the rest are doing well.  All are fed and watered and have shelter to stay as warm as they can.  Just another day of homesteading here in the South 😉

 

 

 

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