Friday, May 03, 2013
Snow in May
Because the snow was melting so fast, I took a picture of it yesterday evening in case it disappeared entirely:
For the same reason, I took a picture in the dark this morning to show the accumulation.
The ground isn't frozen, and when you walk around outside, it's slush more than snow. The temperature here is actually above freezing, at 33 degrees. Two of my little apple trees are in bloom for the first time ever. According to Dr. Google, this temperature won't hurt the crop, and the same goes for my peach trees. We shall see.
I was outside because I wanted to see if any of the chickens were on the roost. FAIL! The two grown hens, who should know better, where nestled snugly in the nest box I made them! I was very proud that they were actually laying eggs in that box yesterday, but I was NOT proud to find out this morning that they had decided to use it for a bed, pooping in it all night. I placed them on the roost as I lectured them, and put a couple young pullets alongside them for good measure.
I'm getting ready to go out and milk Jody for the first time in ten days. It feels good to get back to some semblance of my normal routine. I have to say, Jenny the calf was very happy to dive into her stall last night. Obviously she would rather spend a night away from her mother than to be forced to stay outside in the cold, wet slush-flakes.
Oh, by the way, I've had one lonely little hummingbird hanging around the feeder for over a week. I'll bet he wishes he hadn't gotten in such a hurry to migrate north!