It's been a quiet Sunday down here on the ranch today.
Dean left yesterday to attend a wedding so we have been taking care of the critters.
He has three pens of chickens, two small ones for young chicks that have lights in them for heat, a pen for the peacocks, and then a duck pen and two goat pens.
I fed all of the critters while Louis Dean gave them fresh water.
He had to dump out the ice as the water bowls were all frozen.
In one pen I found a dead rooster. He was inside the caged area so no predator got him.
Also there was no blood on him. Perhaps he froze? He wasn't the smallest bird in the cage.
Maybe he was the oldest.
I went up to the big tank to feed the ducks and try to get them to come in to their pen.
They were already in the duck house yesterday evening so I just closed the gate.
There were ducks and geese on the water today. See the two in the middle of the water?
They are frozen solid!
Right there in the water.
They must have gone to sleep and the tank froze over.
Our entertainment for today was Wagon Train.
We read, ate and napped as well.
It's been a good day!