Despite promises of a warm day from the weather people, today was a gray, cold, bleak January day. The sun never quite came out, the temperature barely rose above freezing….nothing very cheery about it. This is the hardest part of winter for me. The holiday festivities are over and spring is a LONG way away. The world is a frozen wasteland.
Except for primroses. This is when primroses magically appear in the supermarkets and florists. They are so cheery and bright….I could never get through January without them.
So I has in a much better mood when I went up to the coop to check on the girls. To my surprise and delight this is what I found.
What a clever girl! I thought she was going to wait until spring…I thought the dark and cold were just putting her off. But as usual, I was wrong…..Today Beatrix was ready. And so today, she laid her first egg.
I wonder what will happen tomorrow……