One little hen deciding that she is not going outside today. She has surveyed the white stuff, which is something she is unfamiliar with, and decided that it is too much to cope with. She is retreating from the world, that is what she is doing, but only for a moment....
.... because here she is again, having a look to see if the world as she knows it is back to normal. Meanwhile, a little bunch of hens and their favourite cockerel have ventured outside, but have tucked themselves alongside the wall where there is no snow.
They are not happy. I wish I could cheer them up by letting them know that the temperatures are going up to 14C in a couple of days, and that soon everything will be back to normal.
Out in the sheep paddock.....
...they are asking to go across the lane to the Side Field. No point, I tell them, there is snow there as well. They are not fussed with having to eat hay, but at least we still have plenty of hay left to see us through.....
.... and the Front Field, so no grazing to be had there today.
so indoors the cows and the new calf will
have to stay.....
But at least Mazzie and Blue are enjoying the snow..
Two hours later, and more chickens have ventured forth....
but there were still some in the hut having a think about things....
These three have been standing as if rooted to the spot. I think they do'nt know what to do next.
What a pleasure it was to wake up and see the snow.
But it will not last long here, just for a few hours, and then it will be gone.
I love the snow and the way in which a fresh snow fall gives a different look to things.
I am not so keen on the wet muddiness it leaves behind.
Fortunately here in SW France we don't have much snow though, just enough to have a quick enjoyment of, and then it is gone.
Am off to cook up a pot of good stuff for the chickens to eat, hoping it might cheer them up.
They are doing excellent work for us by laying lots of eggs and digging over the veg plots. so I think they need a special treat.
Saying bye for now,