sugar snaps in the making

lady's mantle

Wilma and Hattie in line for the BEST nesting box


strawberry plants

Emerson and Oliver after their vet visit

Betty running for meal worms

You would never know I grew up in the Pacific Northwest based on my lack of initiative during the two days of constant drizzle and rain.  Friday and Saturday were all rain and no sunshine.  When I lived in Washington State, this type of thing didn't stop me.  It couldn't - there's too many days like that.  But since I've been away from it, I've gotten soft.  I'm not as bad as Emerson and Oliver who swear they'll melt if made to go out in the rain, but I chose not to work outside at all.

Today was chilly but we finally had a reprieve and I was able to get back into the dirt and mulch.  My garden  is just waiting for a day or two of sunshine and then I believe it will double in size after all the rain.

The animals were lazy and the chickens were upset.  Boy did I hear about it.  When it rains hard the outdoor coop gets a little bit of rain in it on the sides and that seems to offend the coop girls more than one could imagine.  I try to put a little bit of hay down in the mornings if it rained overnight so they don't have to get their toes wet if they choose to walk around the perimeter.  There was no keeping up with it these past two days and, well, they didn't like it.

Josephine is doing ok.  Not great, just ok.  I'll try to post an update toward the end of the week.

Batman is gone.  I'm sure with all the rain, hanging on the end of the barn wasn't a good choice for a guy trying to get a little shut-eye.

Hoping you all have had a wonderful weekend.  Happy Memorial Day!


Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love the photos with the water droplets. So pretty! Poor Emerson and Oliver look like they are tuckered out! Hope they had an ok time with the vet. I hope Josephine gets better! I look forward to an update later in the week and hopefully great news :)

luckybunny said...

Yes, these rainy days sure do call for laziness and extra rest :) I loved the pictures, always love the pups, and you really got some gorgeous shots!

Unknown said...

I had to laugh at the hen image...just look at all those vacant nest boxes and they're lined up to get in the one at the end. Haha!

daisy g said...

There's just no pleasing some folks, huh? Your boys have it made!

So happy that you got rain. See about sending some down our way, willya? We need it!
Your plants are sure to thrive! I'm envious of your sugar snaps on the way-ours are through for the season. ;0(

Unknown said...

I love that the girls are standing in line for the best nest box. My chicks are still babies but I can't wait to see how they handle the "best box" situation since we have 8 girls and 5 boxes. I guess its a case of the grass is always greener...lol.

Love your blog!


Jo's World said...

I am interested to know if you have raised bed gardens or the regular kind.

Both, Maybe? Wish you would write a little about that.


Jo in MN

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks all! Daisy - I will do my best to get the rain to come your way. We are supposed to get more over the course of the week.....

Holly - yes, the grass is ALWAYS greener to a chicken. :) They are very funny. They get impatient waiting for the favorite box and begin trying to sit on each other. This, no surprise, does not go over well with the one in the box.

Jo - both but mostly raised. We are laden with rocks, rocks and more rocks so digging is not fun in our yard. Yes, I can definitely do some posts on the garden. Thanks for asking!!

Meg said...

I would love some rain! It's cloudy today, but no chance of showers anywhere. :( Sometimes I really hate Southern California... I love the picture of your boys! That looks so uncomfortable haha.