Friday, 22 March 2013

Snowed In



Things look a little rough at Bwthyn-y-llan this morning
Hey ho

The snow is drifting over a foot in places and the weather was so harsh this morning, that most of the animals were shut up in their coops with feed and water placed in each.The geese and the five runner ducks I let out leaving polenta and the new Bert and Ernie shaking in their boots inside the duck hours. The poor newbees,
first day with the potential of a bit of "green" and all they see is a white out.
I finally got the berlingo out and stocked up with coal, bird feed, cat and dog food. The village was all but deserted but I did see affable despot Jason up at the shop, collecting provisions for his neighbours. Its the worst time for this sudden shift in weather, for the vunerable spirng lambs are being dropped.....
This winter is seriously getting on my tits

52 comments:

  1. OH MY! what is this "spring" the calendar mentions? still looks like winter to me!

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  2. Snap & it is still snowing here as I'm sure it is by you.
    Take care.

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  3. You have late snow (beautiful) and we are having temps are 10 degrees higher than they should be. It will be 82 on Friday.
    Where is a Scotched Egg when you need one.

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. Similar view here in the Peoples Republic of South Yorkshire I'm afraid. Well fed up of it now! When I get chance to go to Glossop Road, I'll send you a "Sheffield Egg" They are of course far superior to the Scottish version. http://www.nibblypig.co.uk/the-sheffield-egg xxxxx

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    1. You are a queen of queens di x

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  5. And note the packaging - made especially for you I think! x

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  6. I don't believe it !!! Beautiful though - keep warm John x

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  7. Oh my, that's discouraging.

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  8. Aye!!! It's very picturesque... from 3,000 km away.

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  9. Same here. Nick is on his way home from Bangalore and if he gets back home from Heathrow it will be a miracle.

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  10. Blimey! just wet and windy here.

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  11. Time to take next year's Christmas card photos?

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  12. Same over here in Northern Ireland. And 48,000 homes without power at the last count....

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  13. Pretty! I sent it over to you because we had so much here that I thought you'd need it. hee hee

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  14. I share your weariness....

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    1. It's all abit much,is it. Not?

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  15. In Devon it has all come down as rain.. again.
    Even the ducks are packing their bags.

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    1. It's flooding is it not?

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  16. Good heavens - March 22nd and it's like that! But if you think you've got something to complain about your earlship, every morning I step out of my Bangkok apartment just before seven and it's already creeping up to thirty degrees - like a wall of heat. It's not easy I can tell you. How I have missed the cold and the winter murk! You lucky devil!

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  17. Beautiful impersonation of a Christmas card but NOT what you want when it should be spring!

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  18. I imagine the Berlingo isn't great in the snow...

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  19. Welcome to my Snowy World !

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  20. Unseasonably hot and humid here this evening. Feels like the tropics and I live in a temperate zone. Almost impossible to imagine a foot of snow. All the best to Bert & Ernie. They will love their new home. All the best too to their former owner.
    Speaking of their new home...I know now how to say Trelawnyd with a Welsh lilt but how on earth do you say Bwthyn-y-llan? Ha ha my auto spell corrector didn't even attempt to try to fix that one!

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    1. Ll in welsh sounds as though you are clearing your throat

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  21. We had snow again here at our New England farm too John, yes I am ready to be done with it. Your right , vulnerable Spring lambs will have it tough . No lambs on our farm but I feel for those farmers that have babes being born and for the babes themselves. Our only dilemma yesterday was an uppity terrier demanding a sweater ~ that didn't play out well but was rather funny (of course I had to post that story )

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  22. I'm on my way to work, through a persisting squall. At least the roads were plowed within the last hour.

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  23. It is truly beautiful...but really we've had an 18 month winter and it's also got on my tits too. And we don't even have the snow to make it look nice!

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  24. Same here this morning John...like you, I've had enough of this.

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  25. you've helped me understand, at a much deeper level, why I like living in Florida. the occasional feeling of monotony regarding the weather and the lack of seasons during the year is obliterated when looking at the desolate, COLD bleakness of your farmyard. bless you John for the care you're giving your menagerie, in my book you're definitely a candidate for SAINTHOOD!!! :D

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  26. Same here in Nova Scotia across the pond John. A new blanket of snow, the second this week. They call it the 'poor man's fertilizer' here.....in which case the garden ought to be splendid this year!!

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  27. Mine too, John (and incidentally mine are bigger than yours) - we have about six inches here and a strong wind. For the first time this winter the west has fared worse than we have. I suppose the one consolation is that at this time of the year it can't possibly last long - can it?

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  28. St. John, that village is lucky to have you

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  29. In which case I'd better not mention how warm and sunny it is here, 20 degrees C this afternoon. The snow looks lovely (bloody liar, Cro).

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  30. It's time the season changed for real. We're all sick of the cold and snow. Cabin fever I guess.

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  31. Now THAT is a picture or spring :)

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  32. Your tits..my tits...everybody's tits......I've had enough of this constant grey cold...I NEED SOME SUNSHINE

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  33. We woke up to snow today as well, but not nearly as much as you. I hope you get some nice weather soon!

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  34. Stay warm and safe.

    We got a nice late snow last night.

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  35. From my far away perspective it is beautiful. And at least you can rug up. I do hope that all the livestock survives this further cold snap though.

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  36. I am beginning to think that this will be a 6 month winter.

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  37. Same here, John. Snow, bitter cold, 40 mph winds.

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