We had a storm blow in last Tuesday. It went from 34 above zero to a windchill of -30 in a day. Went out to do chores in this cold and hunkered down under the flatbed truck was one of our laying hens. She must have been looking for shelter when the storm hit and thought it looked like a good place to try. Not! The ground was still thawed when she plopped her hiney down there and quickly froze up, as she found out when she tried to move. Taking the blowdryer to her iced in hind end, I thawed the ice and slowly plucked her feathers out of the ground. She did end up losing a couple, but she didn't squawk. She soon realized that the machine making all of the noise was also making all of the heat and she just stood there like a primadonna at a beauty salon enjoying every moment. I finally told her she was done and hauled her back to the coop.
We're going to start tapping maples tomorrow or Saturday. I'll post pictures. It's something you have probably all looked at before, but it's a new venture for us. My grandfather used to do it, but I don't remember it.
Bring glory to God this day.
From Glory Farm