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?


  1. Hi Linda, Your girls are lovely. I have had chickens for a while. They live in my daughter's old Wendy house and have a great life. I know know what to do with the pumpkin that isn't going to become a pie! Thanks.

  2. Wow Linda, you're right - I learned 2 things just from this one short post!
    #1 that it IS "just you" that likes snow, lol
    #2 that chickens going about their business, no matter the weather or whatever else is going on- maybe is a good way to do things rather than trying to stay up on the latest news and thinking about tomorrow... you know worrying about it. We only have today after all!
    Thanks for sharing.