When I asked for the rain to stop, I guess I should have been more clear with what I wanted it replaced by.
This is not what I had in mind 🙂
Two days ago, we woke up to several inches of snow and no power. The snow continued to fall until we had about 6 inches and then it poured all day long.
The snow was very heavy and with the rain on top of it, the poor trees didn’t stand a chance. We didn’t have many issues, but the stories from around the area are crazy!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the snow and it is so pretty to look at, but really…snow at the end of March???
The trenches along the barn needed cleaning again, but they did their job and kept the sheep and hay dry.
Our poor pastures were temporarily turned into rivers.
This little pasture was definitely the worst, there was 18 inches of water up against this barn.
and the Robins didn’t look very happy with the change either.
We are on day 3 of no power, but the rain has stopped and the snow is melting and I am sure the real Spring will be here soon!
Snow and rain are in the forecast for the next week…again, but the birds and I have been enjoying the sunshine when it makes its appearance!
I wish this picture was in better focus, but I love the look on the Robin’s face that is pursuing the robin with the worm.
In addition to the robins, we have these beauties this year. They are Varied Thrushes and they are EVERYWHERE!!! I noticed one or two a couple of weeks ago and now the pastures are full of them. Not only are they very pretty to look at, but they are also fun to listen to…an interesting whistle that varies in pitch.
I love watching them stare at the ground waiting to make their move!
My favorite little birds have been out in force.
Our pair of wild ducks have become very comfortable with life here on the farm and can be found on the pond most of the time.
Male House Sparrow looking for a free meal from the chickens.
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) waiting for his turn in the chicken pen.
The chickens don’t really seem to mind sharing their extra food.
There are some special birds hanging out inside too!
Here is one of my felted birds I have been making getting ready for the Spring Fling Fiber Sale next weekend in Oregon City.
Here are a few more birds that will be going with me.
This is the first time I will be attending this fiber show and I am very excited to check it out!
Just in case we were beginning to think Spring was here, Mother nature reminded us what season we are really in…
This is what we woke up to this morning. Lots of big snow flakes falling and it was sticking when I left to take my son to school, but it had all melted by the time I got home.
The robins were out looking for breakfast.
Unlike the robins who were out working for their food, these guys were looking for a free meal from the chickens, little stinkers.
The boys don’t have a cozy barn like the girls do and they weren’t too sure about the change in weather.
They were snuggled up around the tree and waiting for breakfast when I went out.
The ducks seem unphased by this wet…cold weather.
As for the rest of us, sitting inside by the fire sounds like a very good plan!