Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Deep. and crisp and even.

Well I have to say it, it is so beautiful outside, the snow softly drifts down, everything has become monochrome, the black branches etched out with snow.  It maybe a nuisance and causing chaos but just sit and watch it for while.  
Such enthusiasm may be greatly undermined soon when I have to go out and let the chickens out and feed the birds.  The hens are no longer laying in this cold weather and also undergoing a moult. The wild birds will have a tough time finding food in the snow, though I have seen a patch of grass under one of the yews.
Paul went to Kirkby yesterday, to get some extra coal, almost all of it was sold out at BATA, the farm suppliers.  Going into the Co-op and apparently the shelves are running bare with people stocking up for the coming freeze.  Do we panic, yes we do ;)
Lucy loves it, racing round in the snow joyously, think of all the children whose schools will be shut down, the toboggans will be out.  She found the five foot long branch she had carried home yesterday from her walk, it is for obvious reasons not allowed in the house but is her contribution to the fire and she is very proud of it.
Photos are on hold as the battery is flat.


8 comments:

  1. Similar conditions here and the breeze is beginning to get up and blow the snow about a bit. Our schools are open and in between the heavy snow showers the sun tries to get through.

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  2. The sun is out and it sparkles like Switzerland here.

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  3. I love to look at a new fallen snow but getting around in it is not as much fun as it was when I was younger.

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    1. I think the answer is of course to stay in. There is a lot of advice going round in the media about keeping warm.

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  4. Just a few flakes of snow here so far but boy, is it COLD! Next Door has just let his cattle out of winter quarters as the ground is dry for them, so I bet they are wishing they were back indoors again.

    We went into town yesterday to get some more milk, fresh fruit and veg and extra cat food but no panic buying there - just folk like us, quietly stocking up on extras. In other places it will be different though.

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    1. So glad you got your oil in Jennie, the weather for Wales starts around Thursday I think. Deep snow here and less traffic on the road but I think the farmers will keep the roads open in the countryside.

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  5. We've always been country dwellers [in one place or another] and the habit of a well-stocked pantry and freezer is part of our life style. We had propane heat in Wyoming with no wood fire backup, and I do recall several times when the gas company wasn't in with a delivery before we ran out. Food for humans and animals we have in store, but being cold is extremely depressing.

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  6. Well people round here, where natural gas is not available use Calor gas. Our neighbour ran out after returning from hospital yesterday, but Bata our local fuel service delivered some the same day. Rather worried about the wild birds, which I am feeding, but the blizzard like conditions are keeping them tucked in somewhere.

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