Yesterday was my birthday and Rog and our two daughters showered me with chicken-gear birthday gifts! My birthday present loot included: Chicken wire, brooder lamp and infrared heat lamp bulb, poultry waterer, manual for constructing animal housing, and 2009 Farmers Almanac. Oh -- and the most exciting of all: a certificate for 25 chicks and 2 goslings!
I can't wait for spring when our chickens arrive! I'll have to be patient for a while yet. Earlier today we had nearly pea-sized styrofoam snow (shown here as it first fell on the steps) and now for the past hour we have had huge, heavy flakes swirling down, turning the world fluffy and white. Winter can be so beautiful -- consolation for having to wait so long for spring.