The snow is coming down heavy now and the wind has picked up speed. The forecast is blizzard conditions that will dump about 14-16 inches of snow in our area of southeastern Massachusetts.
Noone will be staying out in the paddocks all night or roosting on the limb high in the pine tree. Everyone will be tucked in their own abode to stay safe and warm during the storm.
It took me almost an hour to coax the hens into their coop, Some were taking shelter under the pines or under our deck and didn't want to trek through the deep snow, so I shoveled a path for them. Others seemed to love the weather and wanted no part of going inside.
The horses tend to stay in the farthest paddock when it snows, as if to say,"Don't even think about putting us in the barn!"
But once the wind picked up speed they thought it best to stay closer to the barn and made their way on their own.
The stall doors were shut and snow brushed off backs. I left them munching their hay and knew I made the right decision for tonight.
happy day, happy snow!