It's our first snowfall of the year today. We are not expected to get much, but it really drives home that winter will be here very soon! I still have to run an extension cord to the chicken coop for their heated waterer and to the goat house for the same reason. And the duck run roof needs a little reinforcement before heavy snows come. The chickens are spending the day inside their coop on the shelf by the window, looking mournfully outside at the bad weather. I have given them a cabbage suspended from a chain to give them something to keep them busy. The wild birds are eating much more seed than they have been the last few weeks. They were very eager for me to fill the hopper this morning and a titmouse took a seed right from my scoop. The chickadees routinely do that, but this is the first time a titmouse has done that.
I live in Upstate NY near a beaver pond and marsh. By day, I'm a small animal veterinarian. I enjoy making and crafting things, vegetarian cooking, and collecting dolls. This blog showcases my sewing, embroidery and other needlework projects, as well as the occasional bit about life in my little piece of the world.