The temperature reached 40 a few times this week, so most of our snow was replaced with mud.
The tradeoff was worth it, if for no other reason than the frost-free hydrant at the barn finally thawed out.
The winter has taken a toll on Lady Mary's and Edith's good looks...
...but it hasn't affected their self-esteem, nor their egg production.
A very large pack of coyotes continues to visit us nearly every morning around 9:00.
We must be on their regular rabbit-hunting loop.
Smooch sounds the alarm, I run outside or to the window to watch...
...and Johnny and the chickens stay in their safe spots until the danger passes.
This time, Alan and Lucy took it upon themselves to escort the pack from the property.
I love having bodyguards.
I received my first-ever purchase from ebay this week. I've always been a little leery about that site
but took a chance when I found the $12.95 camera monitor covers I normally buy for sale there
for $1.30. The seller was in Hong Kong but was "top rated with the highest buyer ratings."
Skeptical me said the price was too good to be true. Frugal me said go for it.
I went for it and am glad I did. I used PayPal for the transaction, thinking that might be
a little bit safer than giving my Visa card number to a vendor in China.
If my credit card information was ever hacked or my identity stolen,
I might have to give up online shopping, and what fun would that be?
Smooch and I slip-slided to town yesterday to pick up the canvas prints I'd ordered for the dining room.
They turned out exactly as I had hoped, and I'm starting to come to terms with the new wall color.