Fen -- 1. low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh.
We received another quarter inch of rain yesterday; today's forecast calls for a 60% chance of showers, with less than a tenth of an inch of rain. That's good news. Of course the forecast for tonight and tomorrow call for snow and sleet, but things appear to be looking up for the weekend, with sun and clouds Friday-Sunday. That would be a most welcome change of pace. Even if it is too wet to work in the garden, we'll be able to spend some time outside enjoying the sun, and it might make my seed starting efforts feel more likely to succeed. Right now, it's hard to imagine that the garden will be ready for seedlings in 4 weeks.
Dan and I slogged out to see the Girls last night, to visit and refresh their water and feed. We've confined them to Henbogle Coop for the last 2 days, to keep them out of the wet and muck. They were happy to see Dan; Poppy and Hyacinth got see the outside world for a bit before he gave them some scratch and closed up the coop for the night. I hope things dry up enough today to let them out for a bit. Even a palace like Henbogle Coop can get pretty boring.