We had snow yesterday. Nasty snow, the kind that comes at you with a side wind.
The chores for the day were easy since the cows didn’t like the weather and came in to huddle in the warming shed, all we had to do was go out and throw some hay in the manger.
All four of my hens decided that they really don’t like being outside unless the Mom/Rooster is present so they didn’t even ask to go out. Actually they haven’t been wanting to go out much since the attack.
Which reminds me, the hen that was attacked is doing good. I just have to wait for her feather to grow back in…as damaging as the attack was I am wondering if the feathers will grow back. The other hens are not pecking on her (chickens can be so mean). I keep lots of fresh stuff for them to peck on and a peck block so I’m hoping they will not get bored and find the bald hen interesting.
Cow prices are holding firm at a good price so we will be hauling the rest of our cows to market the end of this month. Sure seems sad to me, but Terry is tired of working with the fences, which means the cows will have to go. In my secret heart-of-hearts I am hoping he will miss them and we will get more. I wouldn’t even mind some bottle babies. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Today has arrived with lots of sun and very cold temps, which will hold until Wednesday when another snow storm is to come in. Typical of January. The December snow was looking rather tired, if I say so myself.