frosty mornings

hot tea  for the cold days



natural room freshener - coming this week!
We are greeted with a layer of frost in the mornings that coats everything in the most beautiful of ways.  The daytime temps aren't as cold as they were a few weeks ago and for that, I am thankful. 

J has been sick all week and, although he's feeling better {finally}, he sounds awful. 

Oliver and Emerson are fighting today however, Emerson hasn't been told this.  From time to time Oliver gets upset with Emerson and refuses to eat and just sits and shakes, his head down slightly, glancing at Em.  Em, oblivious to it all, goes about his business, happy as can be.  It usually settles by noon - I'll be happy when it does.  It's been about a year since we've had such and episode and, fingers crossed, another year will pass before the next.

My friend Jack thinks he's pretty funny at night.  In addition to biting our toes and scaring Oliver into jumping out of bed, he thinks J's cough drops that are kept on his nightstand, are toys to zing around the room {on wooden flooring} all night long.  Thanks Jack!

The Coop Girls are happier these days.  Our temp's are in the 20's to 40's for highs, a heat wave if you will, which means they get to go on about their business as usual.  When the highs were in the single digits I just wasn't comfortable letting them out and, honestly, they wouldn't have stayed out long anyway so why have the door wide open?  They, however, like options and dislike being told what to do.  So, egg production is up since there is happiness and life is good.

Because J has been sick, this weekend has been one without any direction at all and sometimes, that's just a good thing.  Homemade soup and crusty bread will be cooking soon, wrapping us in the delicious and comforting aroma.

Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I hope Oliver and Emerson got it sorted out. We have had the same thing, and knock on wood, we passed the 1 year mark and are hoping for another. I also hope J is feeling better too!! Take care!

daisy g said...

Glad Jay is on the mend. Homemade soup and crusty bread would be my medicine of choice!
Enjoy the modest temperatures!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I hope J is all better soon! Sounds like you are doing a great job of nursing him back to health :)

Your animals have so much personality! I'm always cracked up when I hear about what they are getting themselves into!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks all! Yes Tammy, they definitely have personalities. :)

born imaginative. said...

Be well, friends!