So the last few days here in sunny Colorado have felt like spring. Weather’s been in the 70’s practically all week! Of course, we know it’s false… totally temporary. Today it’s not supposed to be above 50, and this weekend it might snow again and should be down in the 40’s.
But the warm weather has had me confused. And missing spring. It’s waaaay too early to be wishing winter over… we still have two and a half months left!
This morning one of the hens woke me up with an egg song. They sort of “sing” or almost crow?? when they lay an egg. I went out and looked around but I didn’t find an egg. They molted this fall (as they do naturally, when you don’t keep them in a heated house). And then they take a break from laying eggs for the whole winter. I was stoked to hear the song actually. But alas, I think it was a false alarm.
Then, after breakfast, I had the sudden urge to clean the whole house from top to bottom. I started in a weird place… my laundry area. I moved the machines around to clean under them, and wiped them down completely. I’ve organized the whole area already, and started cleaning out the cupboards above the washer & dryer to utilize them differently.
Next up is a bath for the dog, and cleaning the office. It feels like the kind of crazy cleaning I usually start in the spring. I think mother nature has fooled me along with the chickens this week.