Ah, Colorado in winter. This past Saturday Very Excellent Husband Don and I were trying out a new restaurant—sitting outside on the patio, rolling our sleeves up it was so warm and squinting in the bright January sun.
Then yesterday, we woke up to this.
In the olden days (pre-barnyard) this would mean enjoying an extra cup of hot tea while gazing through the window at the beautiful flakes drifting down. When you’ve got animals to take care of, it means lots and lots of work.
Water, extra food and pathways are my morning mantra on days like this. I brought out warm oatmeal for the chickens, gave the four-leggers extra grain, lugged warm water from the kitchen and started shoveling.
It’s days like this when I long for a big barn. But we make do with what we’ve got. It simply gets a little crowded.
The shed was really crowded. It was time to do some shoveling.
Doink immediately took advantage of the situation.
There you have it—just another day in the barnyard. Stay warm, friends 🙂