Good morning Prim Friends! Did you miss me?
It's amazing how quickly time can slip away. Christmas and New Years seem like months ago already. The decorations are put away, and most of us are thinking SPRING.
It's been bitterly cold here for the past two weeks. Wind chills have made it even worse...we had a wind chill of -17 last week...and it sounds like it will continue to be cold through this week as well. The lake below is starting to freeze at the end and it must be thick, as we saw two people walking out on the ice when we went to church yesterday.
The 'girls' are NOT thrilled by the weather at all, and spend most of their time 'cooped' up. They may peek their heads out of the hatch and a few brave ones venture outside, but for the most part they sit and roost in the coop. Shortly after Thanksgiving, we purchased a pre-made chicken coop.
Hubby and I have been working on the new, much improved coop for them. We have wired in lights and outlets, added vents and a third window, as well as insulation....and we are hoping to get the walls put up over the insulation this week. Then we can move the chickens into their new quarters. It will be about twice as big, with an area for the feed and other supplies inside.....no more trips back and forth to the barn in the wind, cold and rain. Come Spring, we plan to build a new covered run for them.
|The week right after Christmas was beautiful, and while the Mister dug a trench for running wiring, the girls helped out.|
The grandkiddos are growing like weeds. Petie turned 2 right before Christmas. He is crazy about tractors and cars, so naturally...grandma had to get him a tractor for his birthday!
Allie is such a gabby little girl....I snapped this picture of her last week when she grabbed the reindeer antlers from a box of Christmas things I was putting away.
....and little Joey is seen here napping in my laundry basket, while his mommy and I worked on a painting project last week.
I hope to be back to regular posting now. I needed to take some time off to recoop from all the holiday busy-ness!
Have a blessed day everyone!