I freely admit that I am not a fan of winter. This time of year generally finds me pining for Spring. I crave anything green, any sign of life. I call it my “Why do I live here?” time of year. I am sure other New Englanders can relate. But this winter has been especially grey and grim and COLD! We have had arctic air settle in and it is getting very old. We need some Spring! And I am not the only one who thinks so. My girls have been complaining for days!
During the warm part of the day I bring them up to Cluckinham Palace. It is bigger and has some natural light. And the perfect nesting box is there so it is possible to lay an egg. But....it gets cold and there are no worms.
Unless I give them some..which of course, I do.
There is a run attached to Cluckingham Palace. And it is possible to go outside. But sometimes there is SNOW in it. And the air is COLD!
I coaxed them out for awhile today. Amber and Prudence came out first.
Brianna soon followed. But it took Beatrix awhile. She hesitated a long time.
But finally joined the others.
But the outside water was frozen!
And there was that stupid snow again! They didn’t stay out long.
Winter just isn’t very much fun.
Back in the Coop Under the Stairs for the night. A snack before bed and then it will be time to sleep. And to dream of better times.
Ah Spring! We have all been cooped up too long!