|No matter what weather is in store, may you always spread your wings and soar!|
Her name was Moon and she passed away on the Full Wolf Moon/Supermoon...right on that cusp between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The passing of one year gives rise to the beginning of another. The end of something...even life...means the beginning of something new...even life. I couldn't help but see the symbolism and significance of her passing. Or maybe it just made me feel better.
|The green egg in the middle is Moon's.|
|"Look! I swear I see ice crystals forming in the water!"|
|Caption anyone? Ostrich complex?|
|Caption now? Maybe they won't see me if I stick my head in here...|
|One of our 3 Welsummer hens (she'll be a year this spring)|
|Everyone's getting along!|
|More than happy to chill in the snow|
|"A fluffy butt like that and she still denies eating all the food."|
That's all for now. I'll post more pics of the run when it's finished this spring. For now, here are a couple to give you an idea of what we're doing. Our coops are on a slope, so we needed to build up one end to create a level base for the metal dog run (2 packs) we decided to use. Using dog runs and cinder blocks was the solution for not using pressure treated wood. You all know that I like to garden organically :).
|Rula's chicken coop up front with the duck/goose house attached to the back. The run half-way through the building process.|
|Rula's incomplete run project|
|All the fence gaps will get covered in wire for security, including gaps purposely left between some cinder blocks for drainage|
So that's it for now.
Happy New Year!