Welcome Spring…

It was a BEAUTIFUL day today. The sun was out, the temperatures were warm, and there was an occasional light breeze blowing through. The dogs and I spent much of our day outdoors on the deck. I was cutting chicken wire to add to our current fence and the dogs were sunning. We have a couple of our chickens that have learned to jump the current fence and now that spring is here I don’t want them in our front flower beds scratching out all of my mulch.
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So hubby and I are adding extra chicken wire to the top of the fence bent in to keep them from jumping the current fence. Hopefully the new wire will not allow them to jump up on the current fence posts and then over the fence, as they have been doing this winter. Once hubby got home we put up the new fence. The dogs helped us out supervising our work. Then we ran some errands enjoying a ride on all the back roads to our destination. Chase loved riding with his head out the window. Once back home we hung out on the deck together as a family. Hopefully we can have many more beautiful days like this… welcome Spring 🙂

Here came the sun… and now rain…

We finally had a beautiful day last Monday. It was sunny, got up to 60*, and the wind had finally calmed. The warmer air and sun dried up a little of the flood of rain and snow we had for the week before that. We went out finally to run some errands and were amazed at the flooded fields, streams, and properties we came across. While out we took the dogs for a little hike, their first of the year, and they just had a blast.

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Once home we cleaned out the chicken coop, picked up all the downed sticks, branches, and cleaned up the downed trees around the property. We were able to burn them and get the piles cleaned up that way. We tilled the garden and even planted some of the early spring vegetables. I hope they do well as I am looking forward to my garden to start producing again 🙂 Yah for a spring day 🙂

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Unfortunately, today just a week later we are having a lot of cold rain. We got out a little in the rain to work on the fence as we are adding to the top of the fence to try to keep the chickens in better. They are wandering out of the area we went them, we have clipped their wings, so we are going with plan 2 now. Hope your Monday is sunny and bright. Have a great week 🙂

 

 

New Neighbor…

We have a new neighbor… but not your typical neighbor. Our new neighbor is a horse that has come to live in our neighbors field.

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I think it is a buckskin and she is so pretty. When I went out and stated talking to her from a ways away she started towards me in a little gallop.

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She came over the hill and I started to see the top of her.

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She beat me to the fence and started pacing waiting for me to get there.

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Back and forth along the fence she went.

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It was like she was saying “Hey hurry up”…

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“I don’t have all day to wait for you to come visit me”

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So I went over and checked her out.

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She was quite a beauty and nuzzled my hand looking for a treat.

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I stayed and talked with her for a  minute.

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Her eyes had a kindness to them. They had a sparkle of either mischief or happiness too.

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Whatever it was as I turned to walk away I looked back and she was looking off in the distance and gave me a little neigh before lowering her head to eat.

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I’ll be back my new friend 🙂