How the winter has flown by. Yet, now I feel conflicted that winter isn't over yet. Still, I have my plans in place and now just waiting for seedlings to grow. Beds to be prepped.
I was recently chatting with some friends about how muddy I am about to get. We joked about getting stuck in the mud and loosing our boots. That is what is before me. Now that the ground is not frozen and the snow is now rain. To get a rake through a bed to direct sow seeds is like a mud party. Next week, it will be a no matter what kind of week. Must get things started via direct seeding.
Till then I have been perusing seed catalogs and dreaming of spring.
It never hurts to have baby chickens hatching to keep us busy.
Our Australian Kelpie finally understands her job of guarding the birds. She is on constant watch. Listening even when in the garage. In fact, just last week I went out to feed and water the birds and came back inside only to have her start barking. I looked out the window and saw a fox by the coop. Apparently, it thought I would be opening the door and a fresh meal would be had. Good Dog Coa! She who was still barking, so out to do your job. Chased that fox off.
You can't be on a regular schedule with a fox around. They learn it. So constantly changing when and how long the chickens are out and mostly never without the dog out also.
P.s. only the picture on right of the baby chick is my picture.