This is Ginger yesterday afternoon. All the girls were out and about once the snow started they all went back to the coop. Ginger was one of 3 that stayed out to brave the cold and snow. I don't know why since she looks so unhappy with snow on her back and one leg tucked underneath her to keep it warm. I don't get it.
The one thing that kills me the most about winter is the bitter cold and the ice. Ice is the worst. Living just a hop, skip and a jump away from Long Island Sound, we get a lot of sleet and icing. Not usually as bad as the picture above. We usually get some good snow and then it will usually change to a sleet or freezing rain (like the storm we had last night), leaving a coating of ice on top of the snow. It is no fun for the kids to sled on and you can't do anything with it.
This morning I went out to open the door to the coop so the girls could come out (if they wanted to) and only one made it out. Paprika took a few steps out, looked around and said "no way in hell". She then just turned around, went back inside and that is the last I have seen of her. The rest of the girls were smart and decided not to venture out. Could it be because they are spoiled and have a heater? Humm? Maybe I should have followed their lead this morning. I have had enough of winter. I love the first snow. It looks so beautiful and everyone goes out and plays in it. After the first snow, according to me, Old Man Winter can take the snow, cold, bitterness, ice,sleet, freezing rain and everything else that has to do with winter and shove it!!
Hopefully, for the ones who like winter, are enjoying this winter with all the snow.