It was a bitterly cold at Brookwood Shire this morning. I awoke to a frozen world. My first thought was my girls. Just how cold did it get in the coop last night? The low was 9. That is 9 degrees F. I don’t know what that is in Celsius, but COLD! I went up to check on them right away. Much to Merlin’s shock and dismay I didn’t feed him or start the fire. I went up to the coop. I could hear the girls clucking quietly as I approached.
It was almost 20 degrees in the coop. Not too bad.
The girls greeted me happily, ready for their breakfast. There was even an egg waiting for me…though not a blue egg. So all was well on that front.
I went back inside, started the fire, fed the poor STARVING Merlin and gave Fergus his breakfast. After a brief walk with Fergus we all settled down.
Fergus chose his usual place on the couch.
Merlin decided to watch the birds at the feeders.
Except, there were no birds at the feeders. There were SQUIRRELS!
And they were having quite a feast! It doesn’t matter how thin a branch I hang the feeders on, the squirrels always find a way to get there.
Some hang from the feeders, eating their fill.
Others help themselves to whatever spills onto the snow.
This little squirrel somehow managed to get the entire feeder onto the ground. The squirrels at Brookwood Shire do very well!
And this cardinal is not intimidated by the greedy squirrels. His red color is stunning against the snow.
So despite the cold and the snow, life goes on at Brookwood Shire. Happy New Year!