Starts with I
Ivy starts with I. One of our two pet rats is named Ivy, and the other one is Violet. Unfortunately, Ivy has had some respiratory distress this week so she went to the vet this morning and she has pneumonia. She is on antibiotics, which she gets drizzled on cheerios cereal, which is a favourite treat.
We do hope Ivy will recover quickly.
I keep all the chicken food - both their pellets and their scratch grains - inside galvanized metal garbage cans.
This means that I don't have bags of feed laying around to be temptation to raccoons or other creatures that I don't want stealing the food! Keeping the food inside the bins also keeps the food dry and clean during inclement weather. The lids have a simple locking system integrated into the handle and the raccoons can't open them. I keep the cans right next to the coop so it is convenient for me to access.
I was thinking about using "ice" for my letter I word. Ice is not a favourite thing of mine, but this picture of ice in my backyard is a favourite for this week because the ice in the yard is starting to melt, and I can see the little green shoots of the sphagnum moss growing underneath. There is even a green blade of grass in there. Perhaps spring will arrive in March this year instead of the end of April!