There are a few things going on around the house as our weather vacillates wildly between warm and bitter cold. The biggest upside of this is that the driveway is relatively clear, and the shoveling I did completely paid off. There's still plenty of ice of course, and lots of snow still on the ground, but as you can see there are areas of ground peeking through.
One of the things that has been catching our attention lately is that the turkey has been developing head fluff. Not just the ruffled feathers on the back of the neck, but on the front of the head above the eye there's this fine white hair. I am not a turkey expert on all things obviously, but the fur on the head is something I haven't seen before. It isn't something I've heard of before, and brief research hasn't turned anything up, so I'm going to have to look more. If anyone has seen this before I'd be curious to hear about it. The Lady of the House was wondering if it had to do with the consistently low temperatures over the winter, and the turkey being outside all winter. It seems reasonable that after a cold winter outside, that one would grow at least something to protect that naked head. Reasonable, and real though are often two different things.
The Critter continues to help out with the chicken food, and in fact, sometimes the chickens get fed twice because he so wants to feed them. I'm glad it's fun for him, and the poultry doesn't mind a little extra food. They are a little wary of the attention, and as he starts moving faster we're going to have to work on not chasing the chickens around. We don't really want him catching chickens, and definitely don't want him catching the rooster which is his real focus lately.