Weekend





 




As you are aware, we received more snow this week.  Emerson thinks it's the best thing ever.  The other animals, not so much.  Another storm is passing through today but it's rumored we'll receive very little.  Hopefully the rumor is true. {the first photo, those are icicles in the background behind the heart - my front porch!}

If you saw my facebook page today you saw the saying "pajamas.  all day."  That was us today.  Everything we did, we did in jammies.  Life is good.

Our morning started off with a Jackson fit.  J told him "no" first thing this morning which meant a 15-20 minute fit.  If you're new to this blog, no, he's not a child.  He's a cat.  Thankfully his fits are just him tearing through the house at break-neck speed and jumping higher than a cat should be able to jump.  This goes on and on until he's proven his point.  He doesn't like the word "no".  I've gotten a bit smarter since his fits began and I ignore them now.  They seem to subside a bit quicker that way.  His terrible two's will be over in a few weeks so I'll be having "the talk" with him.  Time to hitch up his big boy pants.....

I thought the Coop Girls would be a bit happier this week with the temp's in the upper teens to low 20's but they tell me they are not.  It's still too chilly.  They race out of the coop but then, one by one, go back inside.  That's where they stay for the remainder of the day.  Unless one bribes them with, say, warm mac and cheese.  Or, warm rice with milk.  Yes, they are a tad spoiled. Their laying has slowed tremendously and I believe that Big Allie, Trudy, Little Lizzie and Emma are probably finished with laying, for the most part.  They are Senior Citizens, as chicken age goes, and are accordingly in full retirement.

Valentine's Day is almost here!  We don't battle the crowds and go out to dinner on Valentine's Day.  Do any of you?  We usually spend a quiet evening at home.  That also means Spring is just a bit closer than it was last week.  Woo hoo!  Can't wait to get my hands in the dirt and plant the garden.

Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

The Little Acre that Could said...

I LOVE all of your hearts! It's such a charming series of photos. :-)

Cindy said...

What Do You Do With Hens That Retire? My First Batch Is Getting Close To That Point And People Are Asking Me If I Plan To Butcher Them? Yikes No! I Will Just Leave Them Be And Keep Feeding Them I Guess. Lol (I don't Know Why My Phone Is Capitalizing Every Word Lol)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much Sue!

Cindy - we just let them live their life here, eating, grazing, relaxing, and just being happy. :)

Sarah said...

Again thank you for the laughs! Do you think you could video one of Jackson's fits? They sound pretty impressive!

daisy g said...

I don't blame the girls one bit for wanting to stay in their cozy coop. Love jammie days...

Spring is a little bit closer with each day. Can't wait to see your garden this year!

September Violets said...

Jackson is sounding more & more like my Cody (dog). He too tears around the house at high speed & will leap over anything in his path. He's also affection starved (not!), and pushes his way up to your face and in your lap when he's most starved. Love your photos of hearts & around your place. We don't go out for Valentine's either, although I would personally like to ;) Wendy x

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh Jack! Hopefully he will settle down once he's out of his terrible twos ;)

We always stay home for Valentine's Day. When we first got married we would go out to eat, but we got tired of braving the crowds. Now we stay home like an old married couple haha :)

Liz said...

I think a jammie day was certainly called for! The poor chickens must be just as tired of the cold and snow as we are.

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

Love the hearts! We have another foot plus of snow here too.

Caitlin F. said...

I love all the beauty that surrounds your home :) The heart branches are simply beautiful. And oh that Jack! I love reading stories about him.

Amber said...

Awww. Just love all of those hearts, Staci! And the picture of your pups is adorable!

V Alpha said...

We are experiencing some more cold weather on the east coast, too and expect up to 12 inches of snow tomorrow night on top of layers of snow, ice, snow, and ice from before. It's been too cold to melt for the last 2 weeks! My male cat just looked at my husband like he was crazy-the cat was trying to nap on the end of the sofa and my husband opened the balcony door right next to him! It was -5 this morning and it's supposed to be similar tonight! Try to keep warm. PJ's all day sounds great!