Early this morning we had a sudden flurry of snow, giant flakes that fell swiftly covering the patio within minutes, the frosty grass went white and all around was eerily white and yet pitch black. The dogs refused to set foot outside and went straight back to bed, but before we knew it it was time to go and let the chickens and geese out of their houses.
Not that they were terribly impressed with the day. Much jostling went on as the ones halfway down the ramp tried to get back in past the ones that had not seen this chilly new white world.
By this time though is had already started to melt and they reluctantly started about the business of the day.
The geese shouted out their discontent at this strange world before sitting themselves down and sulking.
Iris and Fern - click on the picture and you will see Poppy and Daisy a bit bigger, I have written their names under them.
Some of the birds stayed close to the house, keeping to the grass that was still warmer underfoot as it was near the warmth of the henhouse, it gets really warm in there overnight with all their bodyheat.
But no matter what weather I let them out to each morning I usually get a reward. You'll never go without breakfast if you have chickens.
Chicken World at 7.30 this morning.