It’s amazing what a difference a day or two can make in the weather! It’s not technically winter yet, so Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind. On Thanksgiving morning, Luke didn’t even need his jacket for our walk. It was above freezing, and the only snow left on the ground from our early November storms was some patches in the woods.
Then, just three days later, this is what our walk looked like:
Apparently there are just as many smells in the snow as in the leaves!
The farm birds are not impressed. They were happy just two days before the holiday when they could find lots of bare ground.
After Thanksgiving, not so much. They were hiding out in the coop, garage, and barn mostly.
They don’t like walking in the snow, though if it’s sunny and a bit warmer they will venture out. I usually shovel them a path from the coop to the garage, and put some straw down on it so the walk will be easier for them. 🙂
By the way, early next week they are predicting rain, and maybe a lot of it! The birds will be happy, but Luke and I just hope we don’t end up with a bunch of ice when the temperatures plunge again, which they are bound to do. It looks like it’s going to be another up and down winter around here, we’ll just have to do our best to go with the flow! Or, do a lot of this:
How has your pre-winter weather been?
Thanks to our friends The LLB Gang for hosting the Nature Friday blog hop. Please visit them and other blogs through the links below!