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We Got Snow!

13 Mar

Well, the snowstorm that is headed for the east coast passed through here.  Luckily, we did not get the huge amounts they are expecting elsewhere.

It was enough, however, to keep me busy preparing for it and making sure moms and kids were all in and had plenty to eat.

Minnie (and Cutie outside the barn)

Mary (I had to make another pen in the building for her and her triplets)

Our warm temperature for today was just at the freezing point, but it came overnight.  It’s cold and windy now.  That didn’t stop the goats from trying to go out to pasture.  I tell you, they didn’t last long.  Everyone is eating hay like they’ve never seen winter before.

The one that really surprised me was the pup.  Sky seems to be a snow baby!  If only he had a winter coat, he’d have been happy to stay out all day (instead of ten minutes).

Sky

The cats were not so happy.

Sky and Snickers

Bob can’t decide if he really wants to go out or not.

It did bring a lot of birds around.  The weather has been so nice that I haven’t had to feed them.  I did put out food, but it might take them a little time to find it.

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I’m guessing we’ll still have snow by then.  It’s not supposed to warm up again until about Thursday.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

A Wintery Blast

25 Feb

Thursday evening saw rain and thunderstorms overnight.  By Friday afternoon, it had turned colder and was snowing by the time I got home.  Ironically, I saw my first robin of the year.

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I tried to take a couple of pictures of the trees glistening in the morning sun, but I didn’t feel like walking in the brutal wind to get a good shot, so I am stuck with this one little frozen drop.

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I did also find a few icicles on the fence (Blaze behind).

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Blaze

Sky wasn’t too sure about coming out with me.

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Sky

Bob was sitting in a corner out of the wind and enjoying the sun.

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Bob

Hercules also found a nice spot to bask in the sun with the door shielding him from the wind.

Hercules

Hercules

This sudden change was quite a shock to our systems.

Wednesday Birds

12 Oct

I took a much needed walk in pasture yesterday when the weather was nice.  I was happy to see I still have a lot of birds in pasture!  The bluebirds were hanging out.

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The yellow rumped warbler is passing through.

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Some robins were sitting in the trees.

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There was a whole herd/flock or whatever of goldfinches.  I know it’s hard to see, but I count at least eight.

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It positively sounded like spring out there!

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my sidebar.