This just cracks me up!
Our chickens will jump up to grab blossoms off the big rose bush outside the back door like that. And comfrey blossoms off the comfrey plants. Some things are worth jumping for! I'm thinking that might be where a lot of my tomatoes went this summer, as well. There's a chicken-sized hole somewhere in the garden fence that I haven't found yet, but almost every day there are at least a few in there, and they LOVE tomatoes.
I do not see how we're going to go from a high of 76 tomorrow to a high of 30 on Thursday....without a lot of weather in the middle.
But they're only predicting 2-4 inches of snow on Thursday NIGHT. Odd. And a low of 13.
Snow's gonna be all up here, it looks like. A low of 13 implies clear skies. We're supposed to be low 23 and high 26, with 12 to 18 inches of snow, which is going to be a horrible mess, but... it was 76 yesterday and sunny, absolutely BEAUTIFUL day, so the ground isn't frozen and the snow should be slushy and melt quick once the air temp gets back above freezing (maybe by Monday). The bad part is our Bobcat (skidsteer) is STILL in the shop getting a new engine. It's been there since May, and we thought we'd have it back in time to move the poop piles before another winter sets in, but now I think we're going to be lucky to get it back before hard winter gets here. That's another downside to living in the middle of nowhere. Everyone has a tractor, but there's only one repair shop within a hundred miles. Meanwhile, I'll have to be slogging through 3 and 4 foot drifts to get to the barns to take care of the critters.
This year I turn 61.........chit.....I have not gotten over turning 60 yet..........oh well.......I will get over it!
Well Scotts home.........time for bliss!
Happy Birthday! I'm too stressed to think of a good virtual birthday present for you, forgive me. But really, 61 isn't bad. I've been 61 for 10 months now, and I'm still upright and walking around!
Oh, I forgot to tell you guys yesterday, we found two brand new baby chicks the night before when we went out for evening chores. Brand new, just came off the nest that afternoon. Unbelievable. Fortunately, the mama is taking them into the coop at night, so at least they won't be buried in a snowdrift tomorrow.
We got all our winter storm preps done yesterday, so now we're just waiting. I wish I was one of the animals and didn't KNOW there was a bad storm coming. The wind is supposed to be pretty nasty, over 40mph most of the time, so it will qualify as an official blizzard, and the anticipation is killing me. I get so stressed by weather now. I guess because my husband is old and broken and I have to do all the heavy work now, and without a Bobcat, that means a lot of shoveling. I already busted my back cleaning out the cow barn yesterday, something I'd been putting off for way too long, so it was a bigger job than it had to be. I never got the coop done, so it will have to wait until after the weather improves after the storm.
Boy, I'm just Debbie Downer this morning. I'll get off here now and stop depressing myself and all of you.
But if I don't show up tomorrow, it might be because the power is out (I HOPE NOT!). Anyway, hopefully next time I get on here I'll be in a happier mood.