… in the middle of the afternoon. Yesterday darkness fell about 3.30pm. A storm was rolling in. All the animals took note and began to take their places in their barns. ‘Calling it a night.’ Early.
The wind began to rise and bring it’s freezing rain then later the snow. It howled all night. Not conducive to sleep. The snow barely touched the ground as it was carried past at face peeling speed.
We will see what the ground is like when I go out to do chores. Where the snow has been thrown. When John brought me my coffee at 5.30 am he said his work is canceled.
Well, mine is not, I grumbled. Though in weather like this I will let the big animals stay hunkered down until the wind passes. The forecast says mid morning the wind should drop but it is dangerously strong still.
Of course the birds and the little pigs will be wanting attention at the normal time. Thirty minutes past dawn. Especially Jude and Molly’s Six and the ducks. The little pigs big outside East facing door is closed – I closed it in the night when the wind got so strong that Jude’s heat light started making like a pendulum, gale force rain reaching in for his bed – so I will need to re-organize the little pigs food and water. Luckily the wind has begun its swing and is now coming in from the Nor’West.
I hate having any animal locked in – even when the weather is bad.
You should hear it. The weather is loud this morning. I miss the sea in weather like this.
It will be a wild day. God knows where my buckets will be. I did not take the forecasts seriously and even forgot to bring my boots in off the verandah. I don’t care though. At least I have boots. And it is kind of exciting.
I hope you have a lovely day.