Animal care in the winter is a fine dance.
With temperatures plummeting into the single digits, and snow flakes swirling around us, Lilly and I are diligent about making sure there is fresh water available to "the girls," and that our hens are tucked in well for the night.
There is something peaceful about farm chores and knowing your animals are well cared for. Some nights I sit in the garage, basking under the glow of our chicken's heat lamp, listening as the hens happily "chortle". I get lost in the sound of their beaks eagerly pecking grain, and the rustle of straw under their feet.
In a life where I sometimes feel as if I'm loosing myself, this primal dance brings me back and connects me to the earth.