A lovely sunshiny kind of day brings spring cleaning to mind - so, why not do something out of doors this morning? The ground was frozen from last night, so I put on my work gloves and took the garden hose out to fill Suzy's watering trough. I had to rise it out because even though it IS technically still winter, algae continues to form along the sides of that Rubbermaid tub; AND - sometimes Suzy likes to amuse herself by rinsing her hay before she has lunch or dinner. Floaters. Hay Floaters. NAAAY! Don't like ' em myself!
The "girls" were up and at 'em as I approached with their vittles. By noon the ground will be magically changed to mud strong enough to suck the boots right off my feet in spots. Yep, now's a great time o' day to fluff up the nest boxes and change the sheets!
You can see Cleopatra on the left, and Lizzy (named by my friend Chatty Crone!) on the right. Lovely, aren't they? They are curious as to what's going on, since I've already filled their hanging feeder.
Here's Priscella, lurking around the corner. What a striking pose! She likes to be the first one in and out of the nest boxes keeping a sharp eye on things. Priscella does tend to be shy, even when it comes to the game of "Bread Toss" - where I bring out pieces of crunchy dried bread and fling them to the crowd! She likes to wait till a piece is selected and offered to her personally.
The "Chicken Dinner" motivational sign has weathered well this winter. A little dust-off and polish will work great for this coming spring!
Mmmmm - what's happenin'?? What's that - - - SMELL???Ahhhhh! Nothin' like it.....The pine scent of - - - fresh clean SHEETS!
Have a great day!