Sunday, January 19, 2014

~JANUARY THAW~

Here in Maine "we" welcomed a week of  warmer temperatures...a January thaw if you will...those fickle days of winter where if you didn't know better you might assume spring was just around the corner...not... 
As  New Englanders, we realize this simply is not the case...Old Man Winter is just getting his groove on...That being said my hens took full advantage of those  spring like days...Exposed patches of green blades were soon located and quickly consumed...bathing in newly unearthed dirt began in earnest... laundry flapped in the breeze as I cleaned their coop...how nice it is to climb into bed on sheets that have dried in the clean fresh air...I know my girls, at the end of the day are grateful for their newly cleaned coop and a bed of fresh shavings... 
As warm air meets the cold wet snow a foggy effect is produced...
Yesterday the snow returned and the cold temperatures will  arrive early this week...
Mr. Dog Trot continues to wait on me as I recover from the Vnus procedure I underwent on Friday...My leg is propped high on pillows, there is no pain, just discomfort...Advil is the drug of choice. This time around I would have been open to something a bit stronger, but it is what it is...I am  happy relieved to have this procedure behind me...In two weeks  I will be prepping for the highly anticipated colonoscopy...I have undergone this procedure prior and know what is involved...as most will attest, the prep is the worst part of the procedure...preventative care is the key to maintaining one's health...Okay...I do need  advice in the health department...you see I have been having an affair...yes..I admit it...an affair with Russell...Mr. Dog Trot has not noticed...at least I don't believe he has, but the way I am heading it will not be long...more on that subject tomorrow...goodnight...

15 comments:

Kim said...

We have enjoyed the warmer days and melting snow of the past week too. Alas, it's snowing again now and cooler temps on the way. But it was nice to see parts of the lawn again, if only briefly.
Good luck with your test. The prep is ugly. I have a funny auntie story about that but dare not blog it :)

Primitive Stars said...

I would welcome warmer weather but not so here.....your chicks are so beautiful, would love to crawl in bed with dried on the line sheets, ahhhhh.......wishing you a speedy recovery you tease, an affair, intriguing, Blessings Francine.

Prims By The Water said...

Hope you feel better and good luck with your procedure. Your chicks look lovely! I'm wishing for a March thaw right into Spring. Janice

Pondside said...

Russell? What does Winslow Homer think of this!?!
Good luck with all the health maintenance. Our grandmas were right 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'!

Jacque. said...

Ahhhhhh...the mystique you evoke! It was nice to have some warmer weather, wasn't it? We experienced a bit of it here, too. I am counting the days...

Julia said...

It's nice seeing the snow diminish and the girls taking a bit of fresh air while you cleaned their coops. We had the thaw and this afternoon, it started to snow again. I can hear the wind on the river.

I'll be sure to read about your affair tomorrow, hehe.
Hugs,
JB

acorn hollow said...

would that be Russell Stover because I have had affairs of my own with him. Back to the cold.
Cathy

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your hens were smart to take advantage of the good weather - since we had snow yesterday!

Hope you're up and about soon! Enjoy your colonoscopy! LOL!!! I had one in June . . .

Can't wait to hear about the affair! LOL!!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Russell Stover? I've met him as well. Hope you feel better soon...but isn't it lovely to be waited on just a bit?
Stay cozy,
Robyn

Farm Girl said...

Well just think a all new Julie in 2014! All of my good stuff is happening in February. Wow, we will be great come March won't we? I have that physical part just like you.
I hope you continue to get better with your leg and you will be able to chase little boys and watch chickens.
I hope you have a lovely week. In spite of winter coming with a blast.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Missouri has been having a January thaw but our cold is returning Wednesday! Hope your leg is feeling better. Lovely images Julie.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gorgeous pictures.
Colonoscopy. UGH! I've only had one and the prep totally stressed me out. I'm probably due again soon :(
We are head for cold temps tomorrow. Spring, please hurry and get here.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Penelope's Beehive said...

Your girls are the picture...what lovely plumage!
I hope that today finds your leg much improved...do rest.
The snow and bitter cold has arrived in our part of the land. But alas, with the passage of each day we move toward the arrival of Springtime blooms.
Sending warm hugs your way ...
Judy

Rowan said...

Hope you are soon back on your feet again and that the colonoscopy goes ok. What a fun filled life you are having at the moment! :)

jody said...

At least its a good time to do all these health issues as spring will soon be here and you wont have time! Its bitter cold here in Minnesota so today im making tea and Emma my corgi and i will be watching my Tasha videos.. Take Joy and Take piece enjoy your day!