Monday, February 9, 2009

Signs of Spring

Dear Mom,

We have had 60 degree weather the last few days, with a few more days of warm ahead of us. Just last week I was snowed in with 3 children and a dog! I am loving the weather, even when the house experiences spring, too!
Keeper tracking through the house (and that's a "clean" spot)!

The teenager's big feet tracking through the house. (Urg.)

And Pipsqueak's artwork on the driveway! ALL of them are outside playing right now! All is well!

Love, Wendy

A Nesting Hen

Dear Mom,
It was so nice to have warmer temperatures over the weekend. I was able to get out and do some modifications to the roost inside the chicken coop. The girls have grown (or should I say "fattened up") so much that they need a little extra room on the perch to sleep comfortably at night. I opened up the front of the coop, and Gloria was hard at work in the nest box!

The hens have such comical "expressions"...they make me laugh!!

Our maple syrup production is well underway. The sap was a-flowin', and several containers of various shapes and sizes are catching the sap from our maple trees. Large pots of sap were boiling all weekend long. It takes about 12 gallons of sap to make just 1 quart of syrup. That's A LOT of boiling!!

Anyone in the mood for eggs and pancakes?!!
Love, Bonnie Jo