The chickens are finally producing more eggs in part because of the new ones that we adopted from the SPCA (not only are the new ones producing more but it seems to have induced the others to lay more as well), the weather and I told them that they would end up as soup if they didn't start earning their keep. As you can see the chickens thoroughly enjoyed time outside in their chicken yard for Christmas.
Even the horses got outside for the first time in a while due to all the rain and mud.
And what a difference a week makes. These photos taken with my new outdoor, mounted wildlife camera (more on this to follow in a coming post) show winter as we have come to know it around here...thermometer on the barn reads negative one degree fahrenheit (30+ in the barn due to heat the horses give off). This is more like it, although I don't like it.