Got up before daylight and made coffee, cleaned the kitchen and started the fire. It is grey and cloudy outside and about 43 degrees. No wind yet.
Grandboys woke up hungry as monsters so I made cinnamon french toast. They ate and then just hung out at the bar while I cleaned up. Very nice morning.
We went out to take the ashes to the compost pile, and stopped by and added come cracked corn and maze to the chickens. They decided to sleep on top of the nest boxes last night. Probably because I forgot to turn off the light.
Today I am going to pull up thistle plants growing around the yard and throw them in for the chickens to eat.Then I am going to take the tractor out to the field and cut a walking trail around the 2 acres with the pond. I want to go for a walk now that it is cold and the water moccasin is asleep. I may get some little solar lights to light my way.
Then I am going to pick up my sister to take her shopping. We went to the doctor yesterday and he said she is healing really well. I was a little freaked out. I guess I don't have such a strong stomach. I looked at the floor most of the time!!!
Heather and the boys are sitting on the floor by the fire and reading a book about raising chickens. (And you thought I couldn't brainwash these city kids!)