Sunday, 1 February 2009

Battening down the hatches.....

According to the weather forecast ( we are in for some very bad snow. The local schools have already advised parents that they could be closed on Monday, but as I type this blog, we have a slight covering of crunchy snow, so if the snow is coming it most be falling overnight. We will see what tomorrow brings, though this winter is supposed to have been the coldest for some time. All I can say is that I prefer the cold as opposed to the rain, the fields, though wet are not saturated, so for the sheep it's a lot better for their feet. Knowing that the bad weather was coming, yesterday I made sure that all the animal's shelters had plenty of fresh, dry straw in them.
It's been a quiet week, but I have finally got all the sheep fleeces washed, now all I have to do is get them carded for Woolfest, for which I've had confirmation of a stand again this year. Woolfest isn't until June, but it will be surprising how quickly it will come round, especially as I will loose April with lambing.
Back in September I posted a photo of the wood that we'd got stacked for the winter, well we're now at the end of that great pile of wood, it has lasted us 4 months, fortunately Tim had started on a second pile before his accident, so that should see us through until the warmer weather. One thing we have learnt is that we need half as much wood again to last the whole of the winter.
Next week Tim is back to see the consultant. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say on Tim's progress and how the bones are healing. The hand therapist is very pleased with the progress as Tim has more movement each week she measures his hand, though he still has no strength or power in his hand. Hopefully that will come in time.
Next week........ well if the weather forecast is anything to go by, we will still be dealing with the snow!!!!!

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