Friday, December 13, 2013

Peek at the Week {Week of 12/8/2013}

This week we were lucky enough to get our first snow! The newer chickens hadn't seen snow before and the sheep were only wee lambs for their first snow, so the reactions were very funny! Here's some photos from this amazing week.

The sheep got into a kerfuffle over who got to eat the snow first shortly after they came outside. They began a head butt battle under the bare beech tree. This lasted for nearly twenty minutes, before...

... They quickly made up, realizing that on the other side of the barn, there was enough snow to go around, and it wasn't worth fighting over. 

Clover strutted over to me when I was taking photos, expecting a treat for the trouble of having to kick aside the snow to eat the grass. How couldn't I give into that face? Her and her brother are having sweet dreams about the grain they hope to get tommorrow. Ya right, I think we need to sign them up for weight watchers!

Clover asking why the chickens got cracked corn and not her. Apparently she has the attention span of a goldfish, or is trying to trick me into giving her another treat.

Clover was a little messy when digging into her feast of snow. She took a good ten minutes to lick it off her face, with a little help from Bo.

They then enjoyed grazing on what grass was still available, which wasn't much. 

The chickens enjoyed some frozen moss that they found on the area I shoveled for them. Why don't they eat the moss the rest of the year?

While free ranging, they stuck to the path I shoveled them very strictly, and avoided the snow at all costs!

When the sheep got bored of eating snow and beating each other up, they began to mingle with the chickens. The chickens were not very pleased by the large snow covered beasts that were eating all their moss.

This was the new chickens' reaction to when it started to snow. They continuously shook off the unidentifed white stuff falling from the sky. I don't blame them, I would probably do the same.

I then realized the perfect opportunity to take some scenery photos, so I seized it. Here are some shots of the farm and the snow. 

This week was fun, and there was lots of snow. As you can see in some of these photos, the snow is already starting to melt. Hopefully tommorrow's predicted storm will replenish the layer of snow on the ground. Thanks for reading this week's "Peek at the Week" and stay tuned for more posts leading up to the holidays! 

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