Who would have thought that I'd be so excited about gray, this time of year? Everything is drabs-ville outside and I'm fearing for the spring blossoms. We had abnormally warm temperatures off and on for a while, which was then followed by plummeting (as in -0) temps. Nothing seems to happen gradually and gently anymore. Every time we transition from cold-warm, warm-cold, it includes a violent storm.
Two days ago, when I went in to collect the two duck eggs so generously donated by my Anconas, Dimples and Gertie, I found this:
It seems Cordelia has decided to join in! The photographs lend a rather taupe-ish hue to the egg, when, in reality, it is very gray. It is rather lovely and she seems very proud of herself. For the past week or so, she has been flapping around with something on her mind. Or so it seemed. I figured it was the lead-up to egg-laying, but she didn't seem to get the whole "lay your egg in the duck hut" thing. Just in case, I blocked off all access to the nether regions under the duck huts and opened the door on Hut Two. She seems to have figured it out, though, as she has laid one with the other two every morning since. Woot! Now we just have to get Dolley into the groove.