Thursday, November 10, 2011


The gals are preparing themselves for the winter. They've molted and shed their summer feathers, in favor of some new winter-ready coats. I had no idea it would be such a messy process! There were feathers everywhere.

To go with their new feathers, they seem to have adopted a winter weather attitude, steeling themselves... almost bracing themselves when they step out of the coop in the morning, which is not unlike me these days. (Thank goodness I don't have to sleep outside though.)

We got brave on Saturday, let them loose. They became free-range and oddly enough, stayed very close to their home. Even odder was the fact that Jackson didn't chase them. It was fun to watch the gals busily, meticulously grazing with the dog keeping a close eye on them. I'd like to think he was making sure they were safe and didn't stray too far from home.

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