200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Friday, February 26, 2010
I have finally used up all of the wood in the woodshed. It's time to break into the outside woodpile. Since a relatively snow-free weekend is coming up, it would ("would" - ha ha) be a good time to move a week's worth of wood inside. I'm not a fan of being cold and wet, so I'm going to do my best to make it so that I don't have to haul wood from out here any evening after work. Last year I burned wood well into May, but here's hoping that last year was unusual.
I got exactly nowhere in building the chickies their yard this week. It was extremely optimistic of me to think that I would get anything like this done during the week. Especially a week with 3 snowstorms in it. The wood and the chicken wire are buried in the yard somewhere. Maybe the Snow King is going to use it to build his snow castle! I'll see if I can't steal the material back from the Snow King this weekend and make a dent in the chicken yard construction. Picture me using a stick to poke down through the snow to find the stuff, like a blind man. I mean blind woman..
I'm getting used to the noises that the hens make and am beginning to be able to tell when they're making happy noises and when they're making "feed me something interesting" noises. It's extremely satisfying to hear the happy noises. It's similar to watching my other animals when it's obvious they're happy - makes me feel like a good mommy!