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Take a Peek at Our Week December 10 – 16

The cold weather and snow have finally hit the homestead this week. In fact the country kids got their first snow day too! I am trying really hard to get into the Christmas spirit, because, well, I’m running out of time till Christmas! While the country kids are working my last nerve, I decided to decorate the critter shed instead of a tree in the house. LOL I know, I am such a mean mama. I promise I’ll get the tree up in the house before Christmas Eve!

Life is never dull when you live with critters. There is pecking order drama in the hen house, the stray kitty we took in has gone into heat, and my pet rat’s health is declining. It’s hard sometimes to open your heart to animals. They live, die, and there is drama in between. But I can honestly say, they make every day better despite the little heart aches.

So what made me smile this week?

Cinder informed me that due to cold weather and snow, the chickens have decided to skip going out.
They have requested extra treats and cuddles. 

The critter shed is all decked out for Christmas!

The oldest country kid performed at the Christmas band concert and I got a photo!!!! Not a good one as
I was far away and it was dim, but that’s him in his festive Santa hat. 

The oldest country kid performing at the band Christmas concert.

When the cat is the same color as the chair and you almost sit on her because she is
never downstairs and totally blending in…… might of happened

It was 6 degrees and mommy was out defrosting and scraping the truck windows so the country kids can get to school. Just another day in the North in winter. Just glad my nose didn’t freeze shut. But I did almost choke to death on a piece of ice that flew in my mouth while scraping. Guess I need to learn to scrap with my mouth closed. LOL 

Since hubby was running late because of the snow, the country kids and I decided to take some of that quiet time and make Christmas ornaments. The littlest country kid was VERY proud of his and wanted to have his picture taken with them. He is too cute sometimes. 

Poor Cinder had blood on her comb.  She was sitting up on her shelf, all alone. It was so cold and I worried she didn’t have anyone to share body heat with, but I did not make her go to the roost with the mean girls. Instead I got a seed tray, filled it with fresh straw and made her a nice little bed on top of the rabbit pen. I’m pretty sure I know who hurt her…. I am very displeased with that particular hen right now. But Cinder is fine and now she is snuggly warm too! 

When I tended the critters it was a lovely 6 degrees. When I asked if any of the chickens wanted to go out and play in the snow…. well, there were no takers. They would walk to the door, but no one wanted to lay a toe in the white stuff. Buffy was all like “Cinder, you going out there with the ducks?” Cinder was all like “Umm, I’ll pass. Are you going out there?!?!” I don’t blame them, my gloves were frozen solid by the time I finished breaking ice and giving everyone fresh warm water.

Just a boy and his bunny, hanging our having a carrot and watching cartoons. Best way to spend a snow day, like ever. Well a cup of coco might make it even better! At least that’s what the littlest country kid said. He is lucky I’m such a good mama, cause I made it even better! 

Hubby was knitting, I was sewing, and the oldest country kid
was busy building!
He may look like a man at 11, but his heart is all child on
a snowy winter day!

I finished up some last minute Christmas gifts for the critters on my list. I made some homemade organic cat nip toys for two very lucky fur balls who call our house home. Organic cat nip is the best and I know they are going to love them!

Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!

4 thoughts on “Take a Peek at Our Week December 10 – 16

  1. If I keep reading your blog, I'm going to have to get some chicks this summer. I do miss those crazy hens.
    And it's so hard to get a decent picture of a band kid during a concert! The arrows really help.

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