Yesterday in the barnyard started with a lot of sunshine and blue skies.
It was nice, and it provided enough heat to start melting the snow on the barn’s roof.
Every so often, a big patch would slide down and crash to the ground. Blaze is showing you how it made a lovely little snowhill.
That makes her queen of the snowhill.
Unfortunately, the noise as it fell would scare the goats. They would take off running to the far end of the barnyard. During one of these quick escapes, Maisie fell off the old foundation into a pile of old fence. She caught her foot, but she escaped quickly (with my help). I was really lucky to be out there and help her right away. I really want to get rid of all the junk in the barnyard this year. Really.
The sun also helped to soften the huge ice flow by the cattle tank. I’m not done chipping it away yet, but I’m making progress, and it’s supposed to be even warmer for the next couple of days.
My nephew is stopping by tomorrow to help lower the float. I’m hoping that will end the last of the drama around the cattle tank. Even though most of the snow is gone, some of the goats have decided it’s safer just to eat inside the barn.
I love how yellow the hay looks with the afternoon’s golden light. By this time of afternoon, the sun was no longer helping to melt the snow and ice.
I’ll be back out there tomorrow to chip more of the ice away from the tank.