A Stay at Home Day (and a first for the chickens!)

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We woke (like most of the country yesterday) to about 6 inches of snow in our Garden so our much anticipated trip to a local indoor Car Boot Sale had to be postponed. Even if the main roads had been ok we live down a little lane with deep ditches on either side and absolutely no street lighting so you drive it in the snow at your peril!

So we had an unexpected day at home to potter and basically do not much else!

Of course we still had the chickens to feed and water so first thing we went down to see what they thought of their first glimpse of snow!

They were less than impressed to say the least!

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They sort of peeked out, standing on the very edge of their pen…patiently waiting for the grass that is normally there to appear!

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We waited for them to come out. They waited for the grass…. In the end Mr Holly Cottage scraped a small path for them with a teensy glimpse of grass poking through the snow…

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And finally they ventured out!

The rest of the morning was spent baking a carrot cake with lemon cream cheese icing..

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A bit of hooky time…..

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… and finally we remembered that the chickens were still out. We rushed down the garden to see how they had fared in the snow….only to find them still standing, all 6 huddled up, in exactly the same spot we had scraped clear for them.

The day was so cold we spent the rest of it snuggled in the warm. Even my little demon (who would normally much prefer being in the garden guarding it from squirrels) was quite content to stay in her bed all day!

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Hope you all had a restful Sunday, Nikki x

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4 responses »

  1. I love the first chick picture…looks like they’re saying to each other….’what the hell is THIS!!
    Your cake looks so yummy…this cold weather makes me want to bake…and eat…LOTS! :0)

  2. Aren’t chickens funny?! Mine do the exact same thing. They hate snow. In fact, they have to peck it off my boots before I enter their coop. I haven’t gone as far as to clear them a path in the snow, but I have served them warm oatmeal when we had a brief cold snap. My family thought I was nuts!

  3. Your chickens are a fun lot I’m sure…but I can see they really don’t like snow. Not that I blame them…my feet freeze with thick socks and snow boots when I’m in the snow too long.

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