Friday, 22 March 2013

Stormy Weather



The driving snow has almost blocked off the lane just down from the cottage, and already this evening I have helped dig out two foolhardy people who thought it was a good idea to take a short cut home.
The animals are all safely locked up inside their houses and the Ewes have taken themselves off to lie down in the shelter of the hawthorn hedge on the South side of the field. I have just taken them a bucket of feed and some apples, which they bolted down hungrily. It's a crap night to be sat on your arse in the snow.
I have only one more venture out today,and that is when I walk the dogs around 9pm. 
Then it's The Walking Dead Episode 14 in front of the fire.

30 comments:

  1. Is this lambing season? Our goats always seemed to kid on the worse night ... snow/hail/driving rain/really low temps. And too often they'd stay out instead of heading for the barn to give birth. More than once we've hauled newborn kids into the barn (or kitchen) with mama close behind... to get them warm after making sure they had some colostrum. Do you have to do this?

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    1. It is.... But my gals are not in lamb...thankfully

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  2. We just walked the dogs, in freezing temps and a 50mph wind. When I got home I felt like my face was round the back of my head.
    I'm not downhearted, I think we'll have a *proper* summer this year...

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    1. Bollocks we will x

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    2. No. Really. I can feel it in my water. Or something.....

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  3. We had to push a Yaris belonging to two young girls on holiday out of the snow before. The lanes are crazy around here, we're pretty much snowed in now.

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    1. Keep your Woolley hat on Hannah........x

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    2. Don't worry, it's been permanantly attached to my head today ;)

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  4. We really are lucky with the rain and floods here. I hope it melts for you soon but the forecast isn't looking good....enjoy the Walking Dead....it's 'Spiral' for me; I'm very behind!

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  5. Thank God for those sheep! My sheepskin jackets have never had so many outings this year! Normally they're consigned to the most bitter and 'take-your-face-off' windy days - I'm wearing one everyday at the moment! Welcome to Siberia. Have a good weekend, kiddo. Stay warm and cosy and hope your animals do too.
    Talk about getting carried away, someone on the knitting/crocheting site that I frequent is dyeing her wool in the same colours as the eyes of that lovely lad that you like so much on The Walking Dead! Now there's devotion for you! You couldn't make it up,

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  6. The ewes should be adapted to it, they are hardy. Don't they come from St Kilda or somewhere?

    Even without snow it's been bitter here today. In spite of Mike's protestations I took some birdseed out to the pheasants. I've never seen them looking so wet and miserable.

    Can you get SAD in March. Because if you can I have it.

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  7. That looks horrible. Hope the girls manage to keep warm overnight.

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  8. Looks like the lane has been sprayed with a firehose and then frozen, brrr.
    Yes, stay in front of the fire, perfect choice.
    ~Jo

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  9. We are right in the middle of another wicked snow-storm. This is bad even for Ontario. Hope things change your way soon. Deb

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  10. We just evening fed the mini ponies, pigs and goats. they are tucked up warm and cozy now. We have had a few snow flurries and not a freezing mist....come on Spring. Bundle up for the 9pm outing :)

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  11. Gosh, only just started here... a few mad flurries but nothing settling so far...

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  12. Fear not, dear heart...I'm rounding up some friends to come and dig you out. We have snow shovels...and we know how to use them.
    Jane x

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  13. Well now, winter's just behaving like a bad house guest who doesn't know when to go home. Enough, already!

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  14. I too am hoping that having a long and horrible winter means we will have a long and lovely summer.
    Every idiot has to have something to look forward to, after all.

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  15. I - like you but without the snow - find the winter getting on my tits.

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  16. Prepare yourself John...one of the more hair raising episodes.

    Yep, I'm a dead-head too.... @;)

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  17. There's no sign of a lamb this March. It's lion all the way. And I'm ready to go bwana on its annoying and unending arse.

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  18. Brrrrr stay warm!

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  19. Snow here too...Easter Flurries. Stay warm.

    Which reminds me of a corny joke from childhood (I am not totally responsible for my brain travels).

    Why did Frosty the Snow Man never have children? Because he had snow balls.

    Funny the simple things that entertain us in our youth.

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  20. Hope your night goes well, John. Stay warm! ♥

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  21. Look after yourself. Stay warm, it is not long since you were far from well.

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  22. I won't even begin to tell you how nice it was in California today. OK, yes, I will. The camellias are blooming and the lilacs are almost there. There are tulips and forsythia. It was a little chillier today, maybe in the high 60s instead of the mid 70s like last week. I posted lots of flower pictures today. You can all come stay if the snow is getting to you, there should be one more week of spring here before summer dries everything out. It seems amazing that we actually live on the same planet.

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  23. Yes John keep well - you were so poorly recently x

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  24. stay as warm as you're able...bless you for caring for your flock :)

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  25. Oh dear - what a long winter! To have such snow right now. Surely springtime is just round the corner. My heart bleeds for you.

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