Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hello Sunshine!

We finally had some sunshine today after what seemed like a very long dreary spell.  Everyone around here enjoyed the day.  Even though the temperature was a crisp 37 degrees the sun still warmed our backs and our tails...

Riley wonders what that bright orb is that's shining into the coop.
Even the cats couldn't resist a nap in the sun...

When I die I want to come back as a cat.

I love the way the light streams into the dining room this time of year...

And of course I couldn't resist a walk through the prairie and the woods in the sunshine.

How do you spend your sunny days?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A lesson from the chickens.

Our weather forecast for today is this..
Today: Periods of rain and snow, becoming all snow after 3pm. Temperature falling to around 33 by 3pm. North-northwest wind between 22 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sounds great doesn't it?  The radar is very pretty right now with every color of the rainbow represented.  So far it's been mostly a cold, wind driven, heavy rain.  Half and inch of snow is a mere dusting and with all the rain its not going to stick to anything. It's too early in the season.  I personally would rather that this was all snow.  I like winter, that's just me.

My view from the patio.  See the puddle?

I have to take the long way around this puddle to get to the girls.
 I'm learning that no matter what the weather conditions, chickens remain happy creatures and continue to go about their business.  Talking, scratching, pecking, eating and of course laying eggs.  We could all learn a lesson from them.  I'm going to go about my business and make some hot comfort food and bake some bread and maybe get a fire going in the fireplace.

All the girls out in the run enjoying the day. Not a care in the world.

Even this little guy found shelter from the rain inside the garage.
What do you do when the weather seems to turn on you?