Ally's two Arrayan fillies came down off the Downs to more sheltered fields last week, I hear they were both stoic and polite in the bitting wind. Merlin led the way and acted as a snow plow even through ear high drifts! Malambo was already closer to home so his biggest battle is getting to the hay before Cid does!
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Quite definitely snowed in, the drifts on the driveway range from over the knee to a slightly alarming crotch height, I no longer feel guilty for the lack of winter tyres on the car as simply she is going nowhere anyway. After repeatedly eating my own bodyweight in junk food yesterday I thought a wee stroll was in order, the weather teases me, it brightens up, I grab the camera and head towards the viaduct then I become aware that the black hill has vanished from sight and thirty seconds later I am laughing and bouncing around in yet another white out.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
For the first time in my life I rang work and said I wasn't that keen to drive this morning, probably only about eight inches of snow but still coming down with a fierce wind behind it. So a lazy day all round, elderly whippet enjoyed the snow for five minutes before remembering there was a roaring fire inside, he legged it back to the house and repeatedly launched himself at the front door woofing, senile but not stupid. The Robins are not daft either and have found shelter, only coming out to grab a peanut or two.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
With some snow on the ground (and plenty more in the sky) I thought it would be nice to dig the Birdcam back out. The Robin was in at the peanuts before I got more than a couple of paces away and the Nuthatch kept coming back until the dish was empty. Next job, new batteries in the trail cameras!