I think this really was the last of it. An unexpected late afternoon snow squall with huge clumping flakes. It was beautiful and short lived. The next day we did a little garden clean-up, planting carrots, lettuce and beets. Both the little babe and I said it felt good to have our hands in the soil again. The chickens were happy for the first hand delivered earthworms of the season. We noticed a flock of birds feeding in the back of the yard; it was a flock of Cedar Waxwings. They let us get pretty close and I got a couple of photos. Check out this link to see them up close - they are dramatic looking.
Speaking of birds, my grandmother-in-law sent us this beautiful book about birds. The artwork is gorgeous and the one and two page articles are just the right length to deliver interesting info, but not overwhelm you with details. A great bird book for non-serious birders. Thank you Nan!
The egg is a super tiny one laid by either Francine or Snowball, our little bantam hens. Not much of a meal, but interesting to see.