I am grateful for the mud. It means we are not in a drought period.
For gardeners, that is a good thing.
However, there are some members of our menagerie who are quite tired of all the mud.
Believe it or not, this is their "clean" time of day; they shed the dirt while they are up on the roost during the night. By the end of the day, they look much worse than this.
They also look disgusted with life in general and the weather in particular by the end of the day.
Poor things, the nesting box does not give them much relief from all of this.
It really doesn't
Some folks gather their eggs in the snow.