Snow was actually melting this week end. It's back to cold weather, but I know that spring is still coming.
God has been so good to us. A friend gave us a wood furnace. I am so excited. Our propane bill is very high, too high. We have plenty of wood on our land and it's very good excercise. When we moved from our last place, we decided to never burn wood again. Never say never. Now we can't wait.
I also bought some laying hens. They are about 10 months old and I paid $3 a piece, but they should be laying like crazy soon. So far, though, only two eggs. I bought 15 hens and I really think they had better get laying. Any ideas to start them laying? I don't have any light on in the coop. I know cat food can help a bit, and warm water, but I don't know what else. Our old hens haven't laid all winter, it's getting frustrating. I've never had this problem before. Maybe they need more room.
We're going on a field trip in a week or two over to a neighbor's house. They are maple syrup makers. It ought to be fun. We have maple trees on our land and we use a lot of maple syrup, so maybe next spring we can try and tap our own trees.
Have a glorious day.