|Apple twig nipped by a Cottontail|
........ to March. The sun is rising a tad more to the north and setting just a little later each night.
It is above zero for the most part now, so the bigger of the two lambs went to the barn the other night and seems to have acclimated just fine.
Yes I did say two lambs. The kids got another one, a little ewe, which is next to my chair in the dog crate. The house smells like sheep.
|More evidence. |
By the light color of those droppings I don't think they are eating too well.
I have heard rumors that it may hit forty later in the week. It will feel like summer. Even on this 22 degree morning I am down several layers. The wind is howling though so before I go outdoors that will have to change. Had to shovel a drift out of the back door to get poor Daisy out this morning. She wasn't real happy about that.
|They are even eating the big branches.|
I shudder to think what is happening to our smaller trees under the snow.
We are ready for better weather and the wildlife certainly must be too.
|Entrance to a bunny hiding place under some brush|
Normally all the deer on our place yard up down in Schoharie County for the winter. This year a few stayed, probably lured by the open winter up until January. They seem to be real glad that the boss has to plow out some of the T Field to get at his firewood supply. They come in as soon as he leaves to eat the grass and brush he uncovers.
|Another hide under the Red Rocket, which is mostly buried by snnow|
Same with bunnies. The guys cut down an old apple tree that was getting dangerous due to hollow rotting limbs. The bunnies are congregating there to nibble apple twigs every night.
The yard is laced with trails......