Look who was waiting on the back porch this morning.
Lily and Sophie!
Now I know they have found the snuggy basement and the food source.
I don't want to think about them being cold in the winter. There are beds down there under the hot water pipes...hopefully they will discover them.
It was pretty mild when I did the chores...about 58.
Finished cleaning the stalls before 9. Set them up with water and hay for tonight.
As the day went on, the temperature dropped and the wind got stronger.
Lily knew right where to go.
I had Gary put three sides on this huge drafting table (on the back porch) so the cats could lounge underneath and eat on the top away from the dogs. It is very comfy.
Late morning I went across the street to help Paula make a small paddock for Harley and Dancer so they don't have access to too much grass. They totally ate down their front paddock in a couple of weeks and that was months ago. A new pasture was created out back, but it's too big for minis.
Was ready for lunch when I got home. A tomato/cheddar panini, pretzels and some pickled beets.
Was not very productive this afternoon.
Went out a little before 5 to do evening chores.
It was now in the 30s with strong winds.
Let them in the barn, put on their blankets (high 20s tonight) and tucked them in for the night.
Sauteed onions, mushrooms and tomatoes...
Whipped up some eggs...and put it altogether.
a side of homefries which I started in a frying pan, dumped in another pie plate and put it into the oven next to the eggs. Everything was finished at the same time. Usually I do the potatoes on the stove, but they browned beautifully in the oven and I would do that again.
Served it with English Muffins topped with homemade peach jam. Some friends stopped over to get a pick up truck full of manure for their garden and we got the good end of the deal.