Tuesday, December 09, 2008

First snow

We had a lovely first snow this morning. I took Sidney for a walk in the woods and fields and he is sooo happy. He loves the snow and so do we. And so do the sheep actually. So how about the chickens,do they?

Here they are this morning. I kept them in yesterday as it never got above 15 degrees and the wind was bitter. So this morning they are feeling cooped up.

I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and try the snowy ground out. These two hens stepped out immediately.

Then another joined them and do what chickens do....crossed the road to get to the other side. See they have rounds here every day. They have the bird feeder down at the big barn where they eat the seeds that drop, then they come by the shed door because I toss them some chicken feed every day, then they go around the house and check all the foundations and stone walls for bugs and then back across the road to do the rest of the stone walls. Very busy day (to a chicken).

Sidney is getting testy....since we lost Shelley he has no one to pester....so he asked Francine to play but she would have nothing to do with him. Poor Sid!


  1. Poor Sidney.... chickens just don't romp around in the snow like dogs do!

  2. So cute! I wanted to let you know I've finally started spinning Trinity's fleece (bought from you at NH S&W this past May), and it is just so fabulous!

  3. Anonymous3:42 PM

    ... well ~ THAT snow didn't last too long! did you pull out your bermuda shorts today? ... but WAIT! ... look out for the very wintery weather forecast for tonite through 'til Friday sometime. ~ m.