There's been a change in the weather...I went outside this morning and my fingers were cold and numb within seconds of starting chores!!! With the 30 degree weather we've been having, it was downright balmy out, and I could go outside without having to wear a heavy coat for brief chores or to check the mail. I removed Suzy's red coat last weekend, and she rolled and rolled in the deep snow to banish the itchies! She's been coat-less for a week now, but, guess what???
It's "BLANKIE" time again! The weather reports tell us that rain is on the way...time to batten hatches, button overcoats, and heat up the critter water!
When it gets so cold out, I have to check for eggs a few times a day, ensuring they don't freeze. Once I found an egg that had frozen, and it had a large crack from stem to stern - the entire egg inside had frozen solid, and with not enought "head space", it had burst the shell! What a waste of a beautifully formed egg - and the hen had decorated it with little speckles, too! So sad.... I believe we've had what we call "the January Thaw", but it's back to the The Deep Freeze till spring!