Monday, December 14, 2009


It has been a little chilly around here lately, okay down right chilly, today being the first day I have not worn my long underwear in a week. The girls, needless to say have opted to remain inside their coop. Yesterday was the exception. The sun did shine, if only briefly and a few brave souls did decide to venture forth. These girls on the other hand were having none of it- preferring to remain cozy and warm in their nesting boxes. As winter has set in I have learned the coop needs to be maintained daily with special warm treats provided. The hens now endure long hours of confinement with one another, but so far so good. Egg production has not decreased and in fact the opposite.
Now Gladys on the other hand could not wait to get out of the coop, stretch her legs and let her feathers air out. This girl was on a mission! Georgia got stuck on some ice. This one legged stance has become quite familiar around here. Needless to say I scooped Georgia up and carried her to greener ground.
Charlotte was not about to let the wind do her in, determined to find something green, or close to green. Willa just can't seem to adjust to all this white stuff, let alone her cold feet.Finally, having arrived to the southerly side of the house where it was a bit warmer and in the lee. Determination has prevailed!
All too soon it was time to head back in, no frozen combs or frost bitten toes wanted around here. And as night fell so did the snow.
Just another of many winter days to come here at Dog Trot Farm. Oh, right it's officially not winter yet. Um, please don't tell my girls... They might decide to go on strike!!