Although we haven't had a true "killing" frost yet, we did have our first light frost overnight last night. It was 32 degrees when hubby arose this morning and there was skim ice on the bird bath.
Before going to bed last night, we brought in these two plants that were out on the front deck.
The geranium and mum plant were given to us by our California family when they were here visiting a month ago. I'm planning on putting the geranium up in hubby's office (lots of sunlight) for the winter and the mum is juuust starting to bloom right now.
I'm trying to baby it enough so that we can see it in full bloom. The blooms are very small but there must be a thousand of them on the plant . . . no kidding. It will be something to see.
Because Jack Frost hasn't zapped the grass yet, for the most part the poultry yard is still green and growing. (Albeit verrry slowly!)
BUT heavily trafficked areas such as around the chicken house and the various pens are not lookin' so good.
The last week has been wet and cool which leads to having to trod through this yuck, muck, and mud when doing chores. I always wonder how much is just mud, and how much is poultry poop. It all looks the same.
Methinks we'll be doing a bit of straw spreading today in these really squishy areas.
I hope all of the hens are remembering to wipe their feet before entering the nest boxes.
the quotidian (10.23.17)
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