Then, we did had a problem this week with Miss Eleanor. Apparently she decided she liked the taste of egg. We found her in the coop as she was eating an egg that perhaps she had just laid.
So, I had the solution for this problem. I'd heard about it last year when one of our hens also wanted to start eating eggs. We filled up the egg with mustard and put it back where it was.
Miss Eleanor came right back to the egg and took a big gulp, and then very slowly, one more.
And then after that... she ran for the water bowl, and the egg eating hasn't been a problem since. Not a lesson I want to have to teach the hens, but it must be done! And it does seem to do the trick of curing them from wanting to eat their eggs!
The weather turned lovely this week, and we went out exploring on the National Forest not too far from us. We found this old tree stump, likely 80-100 years old that had been burnt in a large fire that came through this area back in the 1920s.
As the snow was melting, I saw this beautiful design in the snow - a heart!
Beautiful blue skies above the expansive treeline.
Lovely views to be seen everywhere, especially when the sun is shining and the skies are blue!
One night as we got close to home, the sun played peekaboo in the clouds as it was setting, with the most amazing colors forming, twisting, and rolling in the skies.
Another day this week we rode out to the river, and enjoyed the views there too.
We enjoyed the gorgeous views of the mountains reflected in the swirling spring rush waters.
It has been raining at night, and in the early morning, and then the sun comes out in the afternoon. Spring winds, spring showers, but no flowers, yet. I was looking as we were hiking for signs of the first flowers to bloom, but so far no wild flowers or shrubs have leafed out yet. It won't be long though before their happy faces will be seen. I can't wait :)
Has spring really come to your world yet?