Friday, March 19, 2010

34. Spring has sprung!

What a change from snowy day to birds-a-chirping!
It has been in the 60's this past week and oh wow, spring is in the air and bumping up from the ground. The baby and I woke up from a nap to squawking and hollaring from our flock outside (click the highlighted words to see the video). When I went out to investigate look what was right above their heads up in the tree!
A pair have made the woods around us their home for a few years now and it is wonderful to hear their hoots back and forth. I don't think they will take a chicken since our birds are good sized and governed by two very large roosters, but that did not stop the warning calls! Rather, the seeds we put out over the whole year, the bramble bushes we leave for cover and fresh water all the time has also brought songbirds to our property... Thus, the owl too. Dad says he even saw a catamount two weeks ago, but I have yet to see proof! Either way, we scan the woods daily for four legged beasts on the prowl.
I hope our 17 make it safely through 'till summer!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

33. The Last Hurrah?

I hope we get just one more storm, but this last one was a doozey!
Here is Kez as Mama Hen:
Look at all that snow!!!!! Yahoo!
On another note, at least the light is aplenty - we got 11 eggs yesterday!!!