Well, I can't fight it anymore. It's going to snow. So, let it snow!
|Light snow coming down this afternoon|
And here it comes! You can hardly see the light snow coming down in the above photo. We are supposed to get approximately a foot of snow by tomorrow morning. It snowed about an inch over Christmas night, then was clear this morning. Before noon today the snow returned, and now it's snowing steadily outside.
|Jerry with milk on his lips. I spoil him sometimes with warm milk, and canned |
and dry cat food. He always drinks the milk first.
Jerry came up for his breakfast Christmas morning. I was surprised to see him early because he also came up Christmas eve for dinner. The raccoons chased him away Christmas eve before he could finish, but he was able to eat some, so he wasn't hungry. The coons think they are the only animals out there sometimes! Jerry doesn't usually come up morning and night. In fact, often he skips a day in his visits to us. But when we see Jerry we give him a free meal.
The guineas are complaining about the snow. They want to go into the chicken pen, but now they are unable to enter the chicken pen as it has a roof to keep the hawks out. They sit out by the pen gate in a group, waiting to see if the gate will open for them. Some of the the chickens sit on the other side of the gate, watching the guineas. The smart chickens go inside the coop where it's warm. The guineas were raised with the chickens and want to return to the safety and warmth of the coop, I assume. We've been feeding the guineas and making sure they have hot water in the mornings, which they love. During the summer the guineas foraged for food and we didn't have to provide food for them. They are getting very friendly now that we feed them.
I love to take pictures of animal tracks in the snow. We have Guinea tracks everywhere!
|Guineas looking in the chicken pen.|
On the right is Boy Guinea, Girl Guinea, and White Guinea.
Those three are always together.
Some small birds have discovered the Guinea food. The Guineas chase them away whenever they see the birds eating their food, but the birds sneak food when the guineas aren't watching. We also feed the wild birds at feeders around the house, but I guess Guinea food is more tasty than regular bird seeds!
|Bird footprints in the snow|
|Little bird tracks leaving and entering the guinea food area|