Nah, it wasn't all that bad ;) It was still coming down quite wet and heavy at the time of this photo, but I don't think we got much more than 16" total. Definitely manageable, I've seen a whole lot more come down a whole lot faster!
And I don't mind the snow too much, which is more than I can say for these poor little girls! Chickens are generally pretty cold hardy, but the entire time I was out clearing around the coop, I could hear a powerful lot of complaining going on! Oh well, it is only their first winter, maybe they'll learn to just deal with it. Oh not... ;)
Yeah, you saw right, that's a vanilla car freshener. Believe it or not, they're great for keeping away flies in summer!
And I was just too lazy to take them inside.
I still can't really see what they have to complain about, though, inside the coop it was a nice toasty 36 degrees! I mean, who would complain about that?
The girls were being a bit
chicken cowardly about getting their feet wet, however. Louisa and Elsbeth were taking turns sticking their heads out the guillotine like, "Is it still there? Eww! It's still there!"
Despite their apparent disapprobation for the unusual weather conditions, they did give me 11 eggs, so I suppose I shouldn't complain!
Did any of you get snow the last few days? Did your pets/livestock have an opinion of the weather?