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Up Before Dawn

November 29th, 2006 at 01:55 pm

I had to go tend the chickens, but not before running back in to get the camera to share my view from the kitchen window here at our "ranch". Breathtakingly beautiful. I was cold & almost didn't care. Smile



Forgot to take the camera to the coop with me, which is silly, since I had to go back & forth several times just to get the 'ladies' all taken care of today.

All the chicks are still alive, but no thanks to me & my so called system here. Their water container had frozen, the fresh food was of course frozen and the heat lamp had sheared off right at the fixture....so no light, no heat either. Needless to say, they were pretty excited to see me come to visit!

Chipped all the ice out of the water container & added some warm water.....told them all to drink fast before it froze again! Chipped out the frozen food, gave it to the birds outside......and dumped in pumpkin innards for the chicks, again telling them to eat up.....before it is a pumpkin popsicle again. Then, tackled changing the light fixture situation. Out of heat lamps here, so just put in a BIG lightbulb. Couldn't read how many watts, but it seemed like it was putting out some heat. Hopefully it will work. Have never had a light break from the cold........but can't figure out how this could have broken off this way otherwise???

Frozen solid by this time, I hiked my way back inside for some knitting by the woodstove. Almost finished with my first sock of a 100% wool pair for me. This weather is pushing me to finish these & quick!! Smile

9 Responses to “Up Before Dawn”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Wow, that's beautiful...I'd be watching that every morning with a hot cup of coffee...

  2. tinapbeana Says:

    absolutely beautiful pick! what a wonder to get to live in such an area...

  3. contrary1 Says:

    I had my hot cup of coffee later, after I had cleaned up from my jaunt out to the coop. Sunrise was all done by then...........I've got one of the pictures now on my desktop, so I can savor it a bit more!

  4. moneycents Says:

    Wow!!!That is a gorgeouse site...Thank You!

  5. Aleta Says:

    What an absolutely beautiful photo. That is why postcards are made. You should see it in.

  6. monkeymama Says:

    Gorgeous!

  7. rduell Says:

    Very pretty!

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    Lovely. I'm glad the little chickens were okay.

  9. fern Says:

    How beautiful, you're so lucky to live there.

    Maybe you could take the chicks inside the basement during very cold stretches?

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