Happy New Year!!!
I'm hoping you and yours all have your best year ever!
I do a lot of donating year round. I usually do more in the summer and winter, when I'm off work for break. I have more time to sort, sift, re-organize and re-evaluate. I'm a big proponent of not having stuff just to have stuff. There are lots of people who have so much stuff they lose things in their own home. I find that scary! While I know I'm pretty organized, things can get sloppy. I just donated a full carload of stuff- clothing, shoes, bedding, pillows, 2 framed prints, a bread machine, mugs, water bottles and more. It's good to purge! I finished my linen/bedding closet yesterday and now it's 1/2 full. I'm tackling the towel/medicine closest tomorrow. It's just so easy to accumulate stuff. These tips re-inspired me to dig deeper, donate deeper- Creative Ways to Declutter There's lots more info online on this that you might find useful. I will be donating more holiday decor after I saw this year I still have too many winter/Christmas goodies. I'd rather have less that's really great looking than just a lot of stuff. That negative space really enhances things. This kind of cluttered house below would drive me nuts!
Chicken Warming Treats- Snow & 4 Degrees-
With temps down to 4 degrees at night this week (14 now at 1 p.m.) we have the heat lamp on in the coop. It's hard wired in and very safe. I turn it on when it's in the mid-20's or lower. I give the hens extra treats in the cold weather to give the them some extra calories. While they get daily fruits, veggies, stale bread, meats, etc. I took pity on them yesterday. I bought meal worms and cracked corn! Oo la la! They had never seen meal worms when I thew some in the coop, but attacked them voraciously!!! "Dried bugs, OMG!" They liked the cracked corn I gave them today as well, much cheaper :) The sun finally came out the last 2 days! I lured the girls out by hanging outside the coop door, with an old towel on the ground. They actually came all the way out! "Ma, the sun's out, now what do we do???" After 5 minutes they went back in for more treats....
Where's the treats???