We are under a winter storm warning today and tomorrow so school is cancelled and I thought it would be a good idea to get the feed truck out here before we had to move 10″ of snow to allow the truck to get in the yard.
This always makes me feel good when I see new feed is here and safely tucked away in the feed room. The last time the feed truck was here was October 19 so as you can see I don’t have to do this very often. I completely forgot to take the picture of the truck with the chute backed into the open barn window to show you how it’s done. Next time I’ll try to remember. Hope wanted to check out the feed which is cracked corn and whole oats mixed together. I add a bagged goat food pellet to the goats’ feed each day and the chickens get a supplemental egg laying crumble in a separate feeder.
The egg laying has slowed down but that’s OK – it’s winter and they’re taking a rest. And here’s some disturbing news. Take a look at Chicklet, this precious little ball of fluff that I have guarded with my life. Do you think maybe the comb is getting a bit too big? Maybe something else is getting bigger, too, if you know what I mean. I am now suspecting Chicklet to be a rooster! Dang it! Now I’ll have a rooster war on my hands with him and his dad.
I so wanted Chicklet to be a hen! But at this point I’m thinking not. I left all the chickens locked up today because of the impending snowstorm which will arrive mid day and some of the chickens would get caught outside and not find their way inside the barn if they were allowed out and about.
I must admit I got the CRUD on Saturday night within a couple of hours. I played at both churches but left as soon as the major music was done and Margaret finished up the service on her own. I did have a Z Pack that I started immediately and by yesterday afternoon I was feeling a whole lot better. It never fails – if I venture out shopping in the winter, I get sick. When will I learn?
Nancy stopped to see me on Saturday and brought me this sweet mug filled with candy. I am looking for a rescue but would really like to be somewhat picky this time. We both miss Janey and Faye and their spark of liveliness is gone from our little family. Telly wants a playmate and we just want happy dogs. I think we have the best farm set up anybody could devise so we are on the lookout for a terrier.
It is 2 alternating blocks. One is a 16 patch and the other is a quarter triangle block. It is so simple yet so effective and such a great use for scraps that as soon as I feel better, I think I’ll start a quilt like this. I have to finish the Sew Along and the Mystery first but then this one is on my list! I love it!
One of the book winners sent me this very fun homemade postcard. Look at the time and energy Carol P. put into this sweet little project! You can bet I’m going to hang it up. Thank you, Carol! It takes someone who sews to really appreciate all this work!
Telly and Hope are enjoying each other – they run outside many times during the day to “supervise” any noise they hear and that’s good for both of them. Gets their hearts pumping and their legs running! We’re thinking about Connie on the cruise – looks like she’ll miss this snowstorm but her driveway will be waiting to be shoveled when she gets home.