This morning I woke up to COLD air, and frozen steps. It rained last night and then the temperature dropped. The leftover leaves from fall made their own heat and did not freeze. In making my rounds I found that gate latches stuck and hinges cracked on opening. Strange to see, that the metal fence rails and the arching rose canes all had what appeared to be raindrops hanging on them. A quick touch revealed that they were frozen in place! Perfect little droplets suspended like strings of diamonds.
Thankfully, the water buckets had only a light layer of ice over the top, and I was relieved to find that in the chicken run there was no ice at all! I recently ordered a new, galvanized, two gallon, water font to replace the old and leaking five gallon one. It is sitting on its warmer and the water is staying drinkable. This is good timing as the weatherman said we will be down into the 20s for the next three mornings.
Next stop was the Goose Chalet, where I found that the rain had frozen the metal latch shut and it took a bit of effort to gain entry. While I worked, the girls and Frellnick fussed impatiently to get out.
Just looked out my window to see that the sun has made an appearance! I hope it stays out today as I am tired of the cloud cover and gloom of late.
What is the weather like where you are today?
Georgie, is the type of goose that gives all geese a bad name. He hisses, pulls out chicken’s feathers, pinches the dogs, and me! It is unfortunate that he has such an ill temper, because on days like this, he does make me laugh with his playfulness.
The gate to the chicken’s run lets chickens in and keeps Georgie out! The item he is playing with is the scoop I use to dispense the scratch grains… Georgie loves chicken scratch.
Have a lovely day!
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Over the weekend Clause was surprised on his way out the back door…
Who did this?
Can’t go this way!
Guess I’ll try the front door!
Finally getting that new deck off the mudroom! ‘-)
Last weekend, after dark, Bob stepped out the back door to get the dog. His foot hit the second step and kept going. He then pitched right off the left side and landed on a plastic storage bin I hadn’t put away. It’s been sitting there for ages and I just never put it away. Thankfully, the bin broke his fall and he is fine, though perhaps a bit stiff. Poor Bob!
No longer feeling guilty for leaving the bin sit there!
A word to the wise: Never stain or seal fresh lumber that has been pressure treated. Pressure treated lumber is very wet inside and when you seal it, then it stays wet and rots. You must wait at least 4 to 6 months before you seal your wood. OOPS!