Friday, 8 January 2010

Yet more snow....

The snow is now over the tops of my wellies so walking out to feed and check on the sheep is a challenge, especially when carrying hay and water. On Wednesday morning there was a ominous crack from the barn!!! One of the perlins had split under the strain of the weight of the snow. We had to do something quick as this perlin supports the only part of the barn roof that is decent. We put a couple of struts either side of the split and Tim hammered them into place. They will stay in place until the Resident Vandal arrives at the end of the month. A job that wasn't on the list to be done whilst he's here.
Today we walked down to one of the local farms (we delivery yellow pages this time of the year), and to get to the farm we have to cross a ford where the water depth marker showed the snow at 2ft deep!!!! When we take the dogs out for their morning walk, Holly has to walk in the tracks left by the cars as the snow is now half way up her sides, and as for Deefa, he has "frozen assets". Good job we have underfloor heating in the kitchen. If we have anymore snow we will not be able to get out of our yard, the Ranger is up to it's axles in snow.
Can I say that I'm now totally and utterly fed up with the snow.....................

4 comments:

Caroline M said...

I have a Shih Tzu, he's had frozen assets for days. We've much less snow than you, six inch or so, but it's reached the stage where everyone has reached for shovels, denial is no longer an option.

Jon Storey said...

Ah, winter!

Don't weaken, the fun is only beginning...!

Jenny Holden said...

You're not alone there Denise, I reckon most of us are a bit fed up. Snow is fine but the coubntry simply wasn't geared up for this and feeding the animals is rather a slog! I don't really mind trudging about to feed them, it's more the freezing job of defrosting the vehicle followed by having to drive in dodgy conditions. Keep smiling, enjoy the exercise and think about how beautiful it is... at least that's what I'm trying to do!

alifelesssimple said...

We are feed up too; but today has been a good day and it is now all doable again. More snow is forecast for tomorrow and the snow has been over the tops of my wellies since Wednesday evening, I only have short one though LOL