There has been snow on the ground for the last 4 days. Today will be the third day we have not left the house. It is an absolute miracle we have not lost power yet because the road we live on has lost power every single time it has snowed in the past. When the powdery white flakes started falling we took bets on how long it would be until the lights went out. We set out lanterns and filled glass jars with candles and placed all the flash lights in a central location.
And so far… Nothing. Don’t get me wrong. We are THRILLED the power has not gone out… But it’s also a littler unnerving as well.
As we sit all warm and cozy inside, the chickens are outside. Cold. Unhappy. Bored. On Wednesday when 6 inches of snow fell on the ground the chickens refused to come out of the coop. Can you blame them? The Girl brought her hens a large box full of leftover rice, bread crumbs and a few spinach leaves and placed it in the coop. She also brought the tea kettle and filled an old pie tin full of water in case they were thirsty.
On the second day the birds finally ventured outside but spent the entire day huddled under the large cypress tree that’s adjacent to their coop. The Girl asked to bring them inside. I said no.
And today… Well it’s a little after 9am and they haven’t made their way out of the coop yet. I think they are depressed. Poor things.