Day: January 8, 2017


Woo – eeeee! IN comes the cold air tonight. Brrrrrrrrrrr… We’ll be down around -20’C without the wind chill. I’m glad the sun was shining this afternoon to give the jennies a chance to luxuriate in the warmth.

I’ve been away – gathered close with family. Sure is wonderful to be able to spend time with my Dad’s siblings. He has been gone for just under ten years now … and I find being with them brings back his voice and the many good times I had as a young child growing up in their circle.

When I got back to the paddock I discovered Edie had hauled out a great treat for the jennies – two big branches with lots of nibble room. They have been loving them all day. I’ve got the heat lamps on for tonight. I have to keep an eye on Darby … I’m not so sure that she isn’t spooked by the red glow.

The Guineas seem to be feeling the cold as well, even though their coop was at -5’C. I think when the door opens they must really feel the chill. Today I noticed them doing something I have not seen before. They were huddling down into the wood chips … as if they were heating up their feet … I brought them a fresh pile of hay which they love to graze through. I also noticed that Miss Charlie was not eating with the three roosters …? I noticed that before I left too. I hope things haven’t shifted such that she’s being chased and set apart … Being new at this I am not sure what to expect. I’ll likely keep checking the barn cams tonight!

Stay warm!