Another cold day today. Farm chores and winter is not my favorite combination. I keep thinking of Spring and Summer...hopefully one of them shows up soon. It took most of the day, but I did end up with egg #3. This afternoon I went out to check on the chickens water and give them a treat of broccoli pieces (yes, they love all kinds of foods, even broccoli). Then I opened the hen house door and Shirley, our white hen, was sitting on a nest box laying an egg. I felt like I was intruding on her personal time, so I quickly closed the door and waited until she came outside. A few minutes later...voila...an egg.
Moving to open land from a fenced in 1/4 acre lot is a big change for two dogs. We have Oliver, a border collie mix who is almost 11 years old and Sam our dachshund who is five years old. Oliver hasn't exactly figured out the rules of the farm. He likes to roam, not just on the 5.5 acres we own, but anywhere he feels like visiting. That includes prancing down the road to who knows where. Sam, will roam at times but mostly he enjoys searching for mice. Initially, we contemplated getting a cat to control the mice population. We soon discovered that was unnecessary because Sam loves to hunt, catch and even eat mice. Unfortunately, I had to witness him eating one just a couple of weeks ago. But, I can't complain, better in him than in my house. I am sure I will have more dog stories for you from time to time.
The days are getting longer each day, so I know warm weather is on the way. I am sure once Summer hits, I will be complaining about how hot it is. The grass is always greener, isn't it?