Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snow Day

Yesterday morning, the coop awoke to quite a strange sight- everything had turned white! The ground (and everything else) was covered with about two inches of snow. That's just about as much as we ever get at one time down here. When I first let the chickens out, they were very cautious of the fluffy cold stuff, but there were several brave birds who pecked around after a while.

But of course, by the afternoon nearly all of the snow had melted, save for a few shadowy places.

New Birds
A good friend of mine is selling the majority of her chickens, and she offered them to me. So, I am now the proud owner of a white Cochin bantam hen and a Russian Spangled Orloff (Elizabeth Taylor and Anastasia). I'm pretty happy about the Cochin in particular- I think she's the sister of my late Henrietta Marie. Pictures coming soon!!!