Midwinter Merriment: Chicken Gawking

Here it is – a countdown til spring. From now until the first day of spring, I will post ways to make the dreary days of midwinter a little more merry.

Day 11: Watch #allthesingleladies soak up some rays.

10_FreeRangeThere is really nothing merrier than watching chickens free range in the fleeting midwinter sun. It’s almost as if my Seattle chickens, like us Seattle people, know how rare it is and know they better make the most of it. We don’t take the sun for granted around here. Watching them peck around, dust in the actually-dry-for-once dirt and preen in the sun is truly delightful and made me smile yesterday. (Did you see the other picture I took of them? They crack me up!)

Day 12: Plant identification with kids.
Day 13: Plant your backyard berry patch.
Day 14: #dirtonmyiPhone
Day 15: Start seeds indoors.
Day 16: Sew a sassy garden tool belt.
Day 17: A class that keeps on giving!
Day 18: Buy yourself some flowers.
Day 19: Go to the park and play!
Day 20: Plant peas (and sign up for my free newsletter!)
Day 21: Take a gardening class.
Day 22:Plant bare root.
Day 23: Sign up for Seattle Seedling’s Spring Fling!
Day 24: Plant primroses.
Day 25: Get yourself a doughnut and make it “for here.”
Day 26: Frequent the Farmers’ Market
Day 27: Eat Root Vegetables Disguised as Cake!
Day 28: Be a Garden Show Goer.
Day 29: Drink more hot chocolate.
Day 30: Create a springtime “advent” calendar.

2 thoughts on “Midwinter Merriment: Chicken Gawking

  1. kara

    Yes! Mine are synchronized preeners, too. And they are always together in the yard, almost always doing the exact same thing. I’ve read another blogger refer to chicken watching as “chicken tv” which sounds about right to me– I could watch them all day. Also glad you’re getting a bit of sun!

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