What do these three things have to do with one another? Absolutely nothing. They just represent three things that caught my attention today.
It's a good room. I don't use it often, but sometimes on a very sunny winter day, with the snow bouncing the light into the atrium, I haul my chaise lounge out there and take a sun bath. And today, it brought the house to a comfortable 72º, with the only expense being the effort it took to open and close the doors and windows.
Chickens - They are Driving Me NUTS! . . . The chickens think the garage is their second home. They find my Prius to be a suitable roost. Chickens poop while they are roosting. I have had to put the bird seed in a tote to keep them out of it. They hang around the bird feeder in the hopes of getting the scraps. Since Campines are such good fliers, I fully expect to find them hanging on the feeder helping themselves one of these days.
Tashi keeps them out of the garage when she is outdoors. She lies on the concrete pad outside the garage, and that is enough to keep them at bay. However, she was in the house for a good bit of the morning, and when I went out, they were all sitting on some cartons of canning jars stacked in a corner. They did NOT want to leave. I have mentioned a couple of times that these are flighty birds that will not let you touch them unless it is dark. However, one of them just sat there defiantly, looking me right in the eye and refusing to budge from the seat of my bicycle. I finally picked her up - in broad daylight! - and carried her fat little body outside.
Tonight, there are still 15 chickens, in the Moop where they belong, and all other animals are accounted for.