Our dogs and puppies enjoying a fresh layer of straw.
This isn't the first icy morning but with so much warm weather in between, it seems like the first, again. Some light flurries added to the experience and not all unpleasant but the cold coming in tonight is NOT appreciated.
I had some coffee left over from yesterday and having been in the restaurant business, old coffee is "A OK" for me, but I really miss the smell of freshly brewing coffee, so..... I brewed another pot anyway. Mmmmm, the aroma is fantastic and a big reason why I enjoyed our coffee shops. Same with grinding the beans.
I bought 10 bales of straw yesterday. One was predominantly trash weeds, so be observant. I wasn't and could have culled it by site had I been watching.
That said, the main garden is covered except for a a light covering on a few places where my hardy veggies are still growing. I harvested most of them so they could go below the straw surface and sprout again in better weather.
Had two extra bales that I stashed by the trailer that is retrofitted as a temporary cat sanctuary in the cold weather. The young cats and kittens have already claimed them as a playground.
Speaking of playground, you already saw above what the dogs think of the straw. Spreading it and smelling it caused flashbacks to our State fair and getting the pens ready to display our goats.
Spent many hours in those pens, laying in the straw with friends and watching the "people" go by. They were looking at the goats and we were looking at them. Almost felt like laying down in the straw with the dogs, but they would have been all over me.