snow, snow, snow

Watching the Seasons

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I’m watching to see if my garden hoops get covered with snow this year. The fence is 5 feet high. I certainly hope it doesn’t get covered!

I’m also wondering if I’ll be able to find places to put my raw compost if we get any more snow. After each storm, I dig out a couple of the bins up near my kitchen. (The garden bin is covered with deep snow with no path to get there – I certainly can’t use that one.) The snow mixes with raw compost and and the bins fill up very fast. I need to clean out my chicken coop soon and I suppose I’ll have to dig a hole in the snow and pile the coop waste in and plan to put it into a bin after the snow melts.

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And speaking of the chicken coop, yes, its still there. I dig it out after every snow storm and clean off the glass roof. The power plug failed a week ago and it took a few days for us to notice. The coop morning light went out and the water froze up. We fixed it, but the older hens stopped laying. I’m getting two eggs a day now from my two young hens.

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We’ve dug paths in the yard to get to the bird feeders, compost bins, chicken coop, and for the dogs to get around. To get out to the garden area, I put on my snow shoes and slog through the snow. It seems we are flattening a new path every other day. Its really pretty, but a lot of work.

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This week’s snow storms are predicted for Tuesday and Thursday…..

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