Weather: December 2008 Archives

Since the temp dropped from 56 degrees to 18 degrees on Sunday, it has continued to drop.  It's about 5 degrees and snowing this morning.

I have been fixing the chickens special hot breakfasts using oatmeal and whatever veggies are getting old each morning.  They love it.  I have been hauling water out to the two chicken dwellings of Argghhh! a few times a day, as I'm a little paranoid of those water heaters.

The goats and Buffy have a water bucket that is heated - but there is no element actually sitting in the water, so I feel much better about that.

The horses, well, I need to go out to the pond, or perhaps John can go out there and break the ice.  John likes to shoot holes in the ice, but I usually take a shovel or an axe and hit the ice until I can break it.  

Actually, I need to get Major and his brother, Andrew out here to do that ice breaking, seeing as I'm letting them keep 7 horses here for free.  Hmmm.  I am way too easy on those two!  OMG, they owe me a lot of work in exchange for free pasture!

When it is this cold, eggs will freeze if there is no hen sitting on them, so I have been checking every couple of hours for eggs. 

John and I have also decided that I need to build a large cage for Satchmo and the chick of his choice .  he is being hen pecked by the big chickens and roosters, and he looks awful - they are pulling out his blood feathers on his head, so I guess he will live in the garage this winter again - only this time, he WILL NOT GET THE RUN OF THE GARAGE!  What a mess to keep clean!  So, today, I'll start building and hopefully have something for him by the end of the day.  I'm thinking that I'll put my tiny little Seabright, Darling, in with him, as well as Puffball - Puffball is recovering from being nipped by Buffy.  I can't blame Buffy, Puffball was stealing her dogfood!

Damn, chickens will eat ANYTHING!!!!

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