The clouds sat on our heads like bubbling pot lids yesterday while the winds raged beneath.
The winds were very strong at times yesterday causing me to actually struggle to open or shut barn doors. The light was dusk all day. Most of the animals just stayed in their houses. The cold wind was biting.
I managed to gently cut Alex and her baby out from the herd and they spent last night in a straw-filled corner of the milking room (the only free secure space for them) awaiting their pick-up this morning.
I hope Alex and Abigails new owners do come this morning. They did not answer my messages yesterday but phones are not always reliable out in the country. And this was the plan so let us hope everything goes according to plan.
The high for today comes mid afternoon so I will milk then (the pump hates the cold so it lives in the glasshouse and I bring it across the yard at the last minute) after that I will run the hoses. The hoses are emptied of water after every use in the freezing winter so hopefully there is no ice in them to hold me up.
And today I am hoping to get some last minute shopping done before I start my packing. (I am not a shopper – not by anyones standards – so this part of the day will be quick, quick). I leave on Sunday – and now there is rain or snow in the forecast for Sunday so fingers crossed!
We have sun to start our day – cold but bright. Good.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Colder. But less wind. 19F/-7C as I write.
Thursday 12/14 0% / 0 in
Partly cloudy. High around 30F/-1C. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night 12/14 0% / 0 in
A few clouds. Low 21F/-6C. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
7:10 am 4:25 pm
Waning Crescent, 13% visible 3:32 am 2:35 pm