Monday, March 6, 2017

It's A Mucky Monday

Snow was forecast for today, but the temperature put the kabosh on that.  We've been hovering around 40° and a steady misty/drizzle has been falling all day.


As the snow melts, the poultry yard is fast becoming a muddy mess . . . not that the ducks and geese seem to mind at all.  The chickens, however, are not that thrilled.


The raised beds are starting to emerge from their blanket of snow.  The beds to the right and farther away toward the top of the picture are still almost totally covered.  The ground is super-saturated and water is standing in some of the beds that are free of snow.

This is unusual weather for us in March.  But then the whole non-winter has been unusual.  We never had one heavy snowfall; only three or four that dropped a mere 4-5" on us.

We were going to do some outside wood work today, but it's turned out to be a better day for being inside. 

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If you can, check back here tomorrow.  I have a couple sets of spring time/garden themed potholders I'm going to give away.

17 comments:

Goatldi said...

I imagine we are both feeling the same about weird weather. Give the laydies aka chickens my sympathy. The water fowl certainly have a different standard don't they? Looking forward to the giveaway 😊

Mama Pea said...

Goatldi - I just watched two of the ducks on the pond. At first I thought they were swimming (paddling away) but then realized because there are just a few inches of water on top of more ice, the ducks were up to their bellies in water but just walking across the pond!

DFW said...

Inside work should equal to at least a 1/2 day quilt day.

Michelle said...

We had the wettest February on record and many more individual (small) snowfalls this winter than I ever remember. :-/

Dawn McHugh said...

We havent had a decent snowfall for years, only a few really good frozen days now the trees are starting to break bud spring is around the corner

Vera said...

Been very cold but sunny here in SW France,....
Hope your 'being inside' day means some time out in your quilt room!

Kristina said...

It's raining here today. Wah. I guess it's indoor work for me too. I need to clean the coop.

Sandy said...

Mama Pea,

I don't blame your birds, I hate mud.....especially when it's tracked through the house. We used to lay down straw outside for the birds (when we had ducks many 36+years ago).

Signs of spring coming around the corner :-)

Hugs,
Sandy

Mama Pea said...

DFW - Didn't get 1/2 a day, but I did get in there!

Mama Pea said...

Michelle - Your weather seems to fit right in there with the rest of the country's unusual weather! Wonder what summer time will bring?

Mama Pea said...

Dawn - One good snowfall one of these years would be a thrill for all the kids to experience, wouldn't it? :o}

Mama Pea said...

Vera - Sun makes every kind of weather better! Yep, did get a little time in my quilt room. Lovely!

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - Wellll, you could clean the coop in any weather, I suppose, but a nice sunny day makes the chore go a little better!

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - Yes, I kinda feel we're "wasting" good straw putting it in the mud around the poultry area 'cause it gets packed down and smooshed into the mud in pretty quick order . . . but it does help somewhat.

Athanasia said...

Too many mild days here and not enough snow. Our biggest fall was 8" this year, all the rest were 2"-4" at most. Too much sleet and ice.

Mama Pea said...

Athanasia - Yes, yes, yes. That describes our winter . . . minus that one 8" snowfall you got. Lots of ice to navigate, both on foot and in vehicles. Not nice.

Rain said...

Monday is a blur for me lol...shopping day and all, but I think yesterday was the same weather as you had. I remember having "soakers" when I got home...I have to get new boots :)