Ready to face the Nor'easter, Bravo and I went out to check on the animals. I gave the ducks fresh food and water, and checked to make sure the chickens had plenty of both. They returned the favor with 5 fresh eggs.
Chris helped me and we carried an entire bale of hay out to the horse, donkey and goats.
We gave the rabbits fresh water, piles of hay to snuggle in and snack on, and full food dishes. Everyone should be set to weather the storm.
Once the stock were checked and fed and tucked in, I took Bravo for a little walk. There is not a lot of traffic here anyway, and on days like this passing cars are few and far between. So I let him loose and off he went.
Truth be told, I do, too. There is something so cozy about coming indoors after animal care and a walk. The fire snaps in the stove and the air inside is warm and still. Cuddled up under a blanket I hear the wind whistle around the windows and settle with a contented sigh. The dogs echo my deep breath and push against me in slumber. Storm days are good days.