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As I sit here on my patio today working in the warm sunshine, and watching my oh so very happy to be out of their coop, chickens peck the ground, it’s hard to believe that it is the 18th of February. Today feels much more like an April spring day, than a day in the middle of winter. Just a short week ago, we were wondering if we were going to be able to get out of our driveway due to the 9 inches of snow that had fallen overnight.

It’s about 60 degrees out, the sun is shining and the honey bees are flying around looking for food. I wonder if they can find any food in this crazy winter. As near as I can see there is nothing blooming to supply them with food, I think that in a normal winter, they would still be dormant, but it seems we all have a bit of cabin fever today, even the wildlife.

My hubby is washing the winter salt residue off of our 2005 Honda Pilot and I think dinner tonight may just be made outside on the grill. Although it is not normal for this time of year in Western Pennsylvania, I’m a summer lovin’ kind of gal, so anytime I can lose the boots and winter jacket I am one happy camper.

I know that winter is not over, and we will more than likely get hit again with snow, but, I am very thankful for this spring-like respite from the cold and snow, and it seems so are my chickens. 🙂