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February 09, 2014


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!

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