Posted by: highmountainmuse | March 20, 2009

The chickens in the spring

Better late than never?  Just returned from the checking on the chickens, and took the camera with me.  Here’s their world starting to melt out… if you can only imagine the lush green that it will be , though I suppose for the majority of the year, it is covered with a few feet of snow.  Thanks for waiting.

The chicken coop in spring.
The chicken coop in spring.

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  1. I find it amazing that we’re having such a similar spring! We’re only up at 1,000 ft in the ‘potato hills’ as I’ve heard them called, but I guess the latitude makes a difference, as well. We probably have more ground showing up here…the valleys can take longer to thaw actually, which is why there were farms up on the hills as well as the valleys. One day, I expect, we’ll sit down at a kitchen table and have us that talk over a coffee, or a tea.

  2. Wendy, I think you’re right about elevation vs latitude. I grew up back east, and I remember going up to VT and always being cold… here we have sunshine, so intense, I am warmer than I’ve ever been, isn’t that odd? Good points to be found wherever we are… no place perfect… so many interesting places. I wonder where life will lead.

  3. LOOKING AT ALL YOUR BUILDINDS MADE ME WONDER DO YOU BUILD EVERY THING WITH OUT ELECTRICITY ?MY PASSION IS USING HAND TOOLS AND MAKING THINGS FROM JUNK I FIND LAYING AROUND . I HAVE BUILT EVERY THING FROM FURNATURE TO BIRD HOUSES NO POWER.I HAVE A ROOM IN MY LITTLE SHOP FULL OF OLD HAND TOOLS I HAVE RESTORED TO AS CLOSE TO NEW AS POSSIBLE .NOT TO COOLECT BUT USE . I OFTEN THINK OF ONE OF YOUR OLD STORYS ABOUT YOUR JUNK PILES . JUNK PILES ARE GOOD .IF I WAS YOUNGER I WOULD BE LIVING AS YOU ARE . ITS A HARD BUT GOOD LIFE . KEEP UP YOUR STORIES .I THINK WHEN YOUR SON GROWS UP HE WILL BE A FINE MAN KNOWING HOW TO CARE FOR HIS FAMILY NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS .MAYBE HE WILL WANT TO BUILD A LIFE FOR HIS FAMILY AWAY FROM THE GRID . THANKS FOR YOUR RAY OF SUNSHINE EVERYDAY .

  4. We cheat and do use power tools. We have solar electricity, and when it’s sunny we can use some tools like a circular saw and grinder. That’s also when we charge our batteries and then do a lot of work with all those new cordless tools (mostly DeWalt). They didn’t have them around for us common folk about 16 years ago when I built my first cabin, which I did all by myself, and completely with hand tools. It was rough, and it was tiny, but it got me and my baby through the winter!

  5. Things seem to be thawing out sooner than I imagined they would…but then again, I guess it is almost April…

  6. Every year is different, it’s interesting, the little changes we notice. It’s an early thaw, but they say more snow is due this week. I’m hoping not, for Tres’ sake.

  7. Don, I like to do a little woodworking too. I do enjoy the hand tool methods lots. nice, quiet, peaceful. Also helps when there’s a game on too 🙂 What are you building now.

    I’m working on a music box for my wife’s BD. Gotta have it done in May.


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