Today was a nice soggy day. The older kids were at Pomerelle for their last day of skiing (hopefully getting snow- not rain) and that meant Heidi, Reagan and I stayed home to do school, laundry and make cinnamon rolls. This afternoon I stepped outside to check to see if I needed to give the hens more protection from the rain. The little kids followed me sporting their collection of pink parasols and helped collect eggs.
It actually felt quite spring-like with everything dripping wet instead of frozen solid and Heidi asked if we could go for a walk. Now the strange thing is that if the weather had been nice, I bet I would have said, "No, I was planning on finishing a sewing project this afternoon." But instead, because it was grey and raining I said "Sure!"
We walked over to the pond and listened to the rain falling on it. Then we ambled down to the river where we saw geese and ducks and deer tracks and noticed the place we swim at in the summer is certainly gloomy looking in the winter.
Reagan's umbrella has seen better days....
Did you know we have aquired a rooster? We didn't really want a rooster, but once you have chickens I guess everyone figures you must want more. (Actually, I do want more chickens but I am interested in the egg laying variety.) And so, we have a rooster and we've named him Bill. :-) He is quite a character. He free ranges and sleeps in the pine tree above the rabbit hutch.