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.