The old male Guinea has followed me into the enclosed pen every night since that awful owl attack on Monday, which is still unbelievable to me. Guineas are good fliers and roost high up in the trees, like here, from last winter...
so, for a bird to stop flying and then simply walk into an enclosed pen...well, I'm beyond happy.
and here's an update on the baby chicks that hatched the day before Thanksgiving...
this one likes the heat lamp,
It is a cold 20 degrees here this morning. At daylight, I've got to bundle up and carry a bucket of warm water out. I'm sure all the drinking water is frozen hard.
Little Penny thanked me for adding hay to all the bunny boxes,
and a tarp wrapped around the north side of the 10' x 10' pen keeps that cold wind from blowing through.
How did folks manage before tarps came along! It sure pays to keep a couple on hand. We buy the dark brown or camouflage that blends in with the landscape. Nothing any uglier than those bright blue tarps that folks around here use. Seriously, it's common to see one on somebody's front porch, covering up a pile of junk. Oops!
and speaking of those high blustery winds we got all day yesterday, well, folks around here have me to thank for that! yep, remember how I raked leaves for an hour, hauled off three sheet loads, and got one tiny section of the yard clean. It never fails. I rake, the wind picks up! that big wind blew enough leaves to completely cover the clear spot. :(
and who am I to talk about ugly! This old tarp was stored in the shed but sure came in handy to make a warm spot for the newly hatched chicks. We need to put that unused doghouse on craigslist, and get rid of the barrel.
and before I go...
Poppy laughed and said, take a look in the laundry room, must have been a crumb left those kitty dishes stacked to be washed.
Hope to be back soon.