The weather was sunny and warm today so I got outside to clean my henhouse. I am not used to having this many hens now because for a few years I only had 4 chickens. Now I am back to almost 20 and I had totally forgotten about the stink factor! Whew!! Even though they wander around the yard half of the day, they still do a lot of DOO in the pen and in their house. So tomorrow I will work on the inside and put new straw and shavings down and additional lime to keep the girls fresh and clean. After turning over the dirt/sand in the pen, I was so warm that I was able to sit outside and read in the backyard. It almost seems like spring is coming instead of tons of cold yet.
Today I put the crockpot on to make split pea soup for the first time ever. I would never eat it as a kid and last year I had some out of desperation at a friend's farm and fell in love. My son loves it too, so I put it on and tomorrow we will have it. Tonight I made turkey soup for dinner and the rolls are cooking now.
The blocks are made and then cut to look like this. So far it is going nicely. Can anything be better than working with colors and fabric in the dead of winter? Tonight I will sit by the woodstove and cut the circles again to iron the rest on tomorrow. Then I can put it all together.