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.....................
Perth Festival of Yarn, and a bit of dyeing
5 weeks ago