Sunday, 18 December 2011

Wind, Snow and the final market

We started the week off with the high winds that had been battering the rest of the country. Thankfully, to date, we have not found any damage, despite having gust of wind at around 30mph. We had already moved the sheep so that they now have full access to the barn, so feeding them is an easy task, but at the moment as they are spending time out in the field, so the weather can't be too bad, and considering that this time last year we had lost the barn roof and the snow was a good foot or so deep we really can't complain about the weather at the moment.
Saturday was my final market of the year at Botton Village and as I was driving over the moors to get to Botton it started to snow. Not a good sign as this market is out in the open I was not sure what to expect, but when I arrived they had arranged for the stalls to be undercover. I and another stall holder, Sue, were in the bus shelter. We had a quiet day, thanks in the main to the weather, which we all expected. But when you have made a commitment to attending a market I feel obliged to attend, despite the weather as you never know who will attend and what sales you will make.
The market at Botton Village was an experiment, on their part, for a year to see how it would go and as it has gone, in the main very well, so they are continuing them next year, starting in January, and not in March as other markets do. So where I thought I had a couple of months off to stock take and catch up on the knitting of hats, scarfs and head bands etc, that isn't going to happen. So the knitting needles will not be put given a rest over Christmas, they will be in action at every opportunity.
As next Sunday is Christmas Day I won't be blogging, so all that is left is to wish you all a Happy Christmas.

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