The jugs go outside on the back porch, and I take them 2 at a time where they need to go.
The first to greet me is Pheobe, or Mrs. Landingham for those not well acquainted with her. She gets her water on the porch and her food in the shed.
Here is the temporary feed storage shed, it will return to it's garden/tool shed status as soon as the barn is done. There is hay in the basket and feed in the bucket and bags.
I take it out to the critters, and feed the chickens first, mostly because they are the first ones I come to.
The older hens have finally decided to join the younger hens in the coop at night. They will have a toasty warm place in the barn with all their food and water inside.
(Be sure to click this pic to make it bigger, you don't want to miss the look on Wally's face!)
It is really much safer for me because I tell you there were some really slippery parts out there. One tug too many and I could end up on my fanny! After we pass this bit of woods it is back on lead and carefully make our way to the bridge and back, a good 2.25 mile run.
Where the road is really slick, I run on the side where there is snow a couple of inches thick.
It is true that I will still have to haul the water, and the dogs will still be crazy with anticipation, but to have all the feeding pens under cover and within feet of the feed room is going to me marvelous!
I am still working on decluttering, just at a slower pace. I am getting some weaving done too, the Baby Blanket in Copper was a huge hit, I am told. I still have some gift weaving to do, but I think that I will alternate between that and weaving for profit. I still haven't opened an esty shop, mostly because I don't have anything to put in it! So one piece for a gift, one piece to sell is going to be my mantra for the rest of this month.
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina