Monday, November 30, 2015

Puddle Jumpers

Rain, rain, go away. The chickens did not choose the above-ground pool option.

It started raining on Thanksgiving and has just now begun to slow. In that time, my yard has been replaced by a series of ponds, the creek has evolved into a fast-paced river, and there's no dry land to be found. Steady rain made for a soothing holiday backdrop and the grey skies let the autumn colors shine, but enough's enough. Cabin fever with three kids escalates quickly. That's why we snagged the first opportunity to pull on our boots and go for a swim.

As you can see by the bottom picture, Nora bravely ventured into deep water. We went right up to our boot tops, and carefully waded back out. However, Nora decided to navigate a new puddle on her own. A puddle that hid an armadillo hole. Still, we had to drag her inside, kicking and screaming and sopping wet, to a hot bath and dry PJs. She takes puddle jumping seriously.

The chickens were not nearly as pleased as the kids {wet diaper aside}. They'd prefer their run not be under several inches of water, but what can you do? I tried to encourage them to swim out and find the grass, but they preferred to just sit in the coop. Every so often a couple would fly out to survey the land and report back. I gave them a tomato for entertainment. Hopefully that helped?

How's the weather at your place? Are you expecting an ark any time soon? Happy Monday, y'all.

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1 comment:

Rebecca A. Maynard said...

. Having his new bear with him at this appointment definitely gave him some much needed comfort. He loved showing him off and having every one asking about it. above ground pools