This isn’t really about my garden or my chickens.
Well maybe, my Dad called snow “poor mans fertilizer”. Well mother nature just dumped 22″ of fertilizer on my garden.
My poor chickens have been traumatized by the wind and the snow. I did get them to come down into the run late this afternoon. They don’t like change, and the run and ramp down to the run had white snow on them so the brave chickens stayed in the coop all day.
Me I ran the snow-blower most of the day. When I wasn’t behind the snow-blower I was trying to fix it. My snow-blower has tracks instead of wheels and one of the tracks came off. After much thought, many tools and a lot of colorful words I got the track back on. We got a lot of snow. My driveway is about 200′ long and wide in some places. When I close my eyes tonight I’ll see snow and a red snow-blower.
To prepare for the storm, I wrapped most of the run with tarps. This was to be a classic “Nor’easter” so I made sure the east and north sides had tarps.
It started snowing lightly Friday morning and it stopped Saturday about noon. This is what we got.
When I opened the coop door I was surprised to see snow in the nesting boxes. The wind was blowing the snow everywhere and there is a small space on the nesting box cover because of the hinges. This is where the snow was getting in.
I will add some weather stripping to this cover, it’s got to be drafty too.
Here are some more Blizzard pictures. The tracks are mine from my snowshoes.
Did I mention we got a lot of snow??