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Turkey Tracks:  February 14, 2015

Chicken Love, Lovey Love

It was -15 on friend Gail’s garden thermomenter this morning.  She’s in Camden, which is lower than where I love.  Just the kind of “valley” place where the temps were predicted to be the lowest.

It was -8 on my thermometer when I went to bed last night.  And -3.5 when I got down to the kitchen around 8.  The girls and I snugged in a big longer.  I didn’t want to open the chicken coop until the temps had come up a bit anyway.  All the turkeys were in the yard paths when I went out to dip some sunflower seeds on the front deck.

The sun was out–which brought the temps up quickly.  When I went to the garage to get more chicken food and down the hill to the mailbox, it was about 15–which felt almost warm.  Ah, the relativity of…low temps.

Now, the sky is snow white.

Snow is coming hard off and on…

I took the chickens some “love” early morning:  a big bowl filled with some old bacon I had that needed frying, all the grease from the fried bacon, some raw hamburger, and some warmed milk.

Nothing says love to chickens in the cold like warm food–something I have learned from Rose Thomas, aka “Chicken Rose” in my family as I am the lucky friend of TWO Rose’s.

Then I came in and made myself, aka Lovey, a hearty breakfast:  a delicious grapefruit half, two fresh eggs, fabulous local bacon, real butter on the GF toast, and homemade blackberry jam from blackberries picked last summer.

I am one happy woman this morning.



Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!


Written by louisaenright

February 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm

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  1. And to you!!

    June Derr

    February 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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