Saturday, December 26, 2015
Day after Christmas
Sometimes I forget that this blog is about the chickens, as well as the dogs and me. Of course not much changes in the lives of the girls, but last week I gave them a treat. I enlarged their pen to include the narrow space between my house and the one next door. From there they could go into the piece of fenced-in area I've made outside the back door. They were quite intrigued by the new space and have enjoyed investigating it. They can come up to the back door and poop on the step........a factor I failed to consider in advance. Still, it will snow soon and their world will become much smaller. They may as well have a little time to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather. I managed to get them all together for the picture by offering them pieces of apple, a big treat.
Today is the day after Christmas, which I celebrated in grand style. Now we will be settling into winter. It's late this year. We've had not a flake of snow. The weather report today is that snow is headed our way, but most of it will be north of us. In fact, we may have only rain here along the coast. The longer the snow stays away, the better as far as I'm concerned. The memory of last winter's record-setting snowfall is still too fresh. Kendall and I took advantage of the sunshine to visit her horse Charlie. We groomed him and took him for a walk down a dirt road near the place where he is now being boarded. People who don't relate to horses can't understand the pleasure we get from just being around them. I don't understand it myself, but I was so happy for the opportunity to spend an hour or so in their company.