This was the afternoon of Dec. 21. Blizzard snows and 30mph winds.
This was today. What a difference 1 week makes here in Michigan.
The rain and warmer temps started on Christmas Eve day Dec.24 and continued until it peaked yesterday with rain and 60 degree temps.
Today we have a weather alert for high winds and flooding and temps in the upper 30's with 30-50 mile an hour winds.
Yesterday we mucked out the chicken coop and rabbit pens, and tried not to fall on all of the wet ice. When we got to the coop we discovered that someone had left the male's rabbit pen open. I won't say who it was.....but Wifey says I may remain nameless, but not blameless!!!
We got all 4 male rabbit's back in their pen with out too much trouble. And I finally installed the hinges on the top of their pen and wired the feeders to the sides of the cages so they can no longer tip them over. Now I need to figure out a way to keep the waterers more stable so they can't be knocked off either. The only feeders and waterers we could find have real poor design for attachment to the cages.
Today we stacked firewood after hauling in what we could. We have used over half of the 4 face cords we had delivered on Dec. 5.
That's over $130 for 23 days. I guess I will need to cut a lot of wood this spring to season for next year. At least 5 full cords. I don't think I have enough trees to fill that order.
Three days ago Morris went out and hasn't returned. His brothers Merlin and Fraidy Freddy miss him almost as much as Wifey does. Today I drove down the road in both directions looking for any signs of him and found none. I hope he is just out "catting around" and didn't become coyote chow.