We had record snow for March, just outside of St Louis,
and it proved too much for the chicken yard.
We have to wire the top of their pen because the hawks
sit in the branches above it just waiting for their opportunity.
The wire also covers the sides so nothing can slip
in between cage and coop.
Plus it runs up the lower sides with the bottom
buried beneath soil and rock so nothing can dig under.
Leaves had fallen on the chicken wire,
leaves we should have cleaned off much earlier,
but it gave them better cover.
Then it started to snow.
The weight of 8.5 inches of snow was just too heavy.
Today my husband took care of the snow and leaves,
reconnected the wire and is working on strengthening
the top so this doesn't happen again.
The coop looks a bit unusual.
We're technically not allowed to have chickens
based on subdivision rules.
So we built a "tool shed"
I don't think it is fooling anyone,
especially with two roosters crowing!
Our cedars were heavily weighted down.
I saw several large branches alongside the road
in front of neighbors houses. I'm sure we'll discover some as well.
Although beautiful, I could do without this much.
The turkeys were out and about, even in the snow.
They wouldn't let me get a good shot before
they ran off into the woods.
I'm hoping this was our last snow for awhile!