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Snow Photos...

So I was the one who went out Sunday morning after the snow to let the chickens out. Here we have Walkabout Farm at 8am eastern in the early morning sun on Sunday...

And the yard looking toward the trampoline and my cabin...(can't see my cabin and my windows are still open because, well, it's just fall, not winter).

And in the other direction, hidden behind bushes, our access to the outside world. I banged snow off the dish twice, but the real culprit when connectivity went from 53 to 0 was the Rose of Sharon behind it. Weatherdude had to trim some more branches to keep them free of the dish. Always fun to bang on branches and have oodles of wet snow drop down the back of your neck, isn't it?

The chicken run has wire across the top to keep hawks out. Most snows go through, but a wet one makes pretty patterns.

I was late letting them out on Saturday during the snow. The most aggressive one (a new hen from this year) ran for the ramp and then stopped short at the sight of the snow. "Hell no, we won't go," was clearly her reaction. How do they know? None of them ever do white stuff. But on Sunday, when I took these photos, five of the new girls did go out so I put their feed back out in the run.

The living room has been occupying most of our time. We spent both days of the weekend on it, a family event, sorting and cleaning. That slowed down my blogging. Next post will be of the living room. Last night on Halloween, Weatherdude and Miss E carved three pumpkins since Miss E saw no point in collecting candy she won't eat.

Frog Out



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Nov. 1st, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
How beautiful!
Nov. 2nd, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
It really was pretty. It's just not a real problem in October. It melts and it's not cold enough for any real road issues. We were actually surprised to see several cars off the road on Saturday, having spun out. Even at 34 degrees, the roads weren't slick because it had been warm up to that point. No frozen ground at all.

It was nice to look out at it while we were working on cleaning up the big living room.
Nov. 1st, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
I know it must be a pain to look after, but it looks like a great place to live :)
Nov. 2nd, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
It's very tricky to look after. Until they moved to a retirement community, my Dad used to come out and work on the property almost every weekend. Half of it is a hay field, but even 5 acres is a lot to look after. There's mowing and there's maintenance galore. It never stops. Which is why the living room became so shabby. Not enough hours in the weekends.
Nov. 2nd, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

Nov. 2nd, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
thank you!
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