Yesterday John picked up the snow plough on the way home from the airport and ploughed his way up the lane. A dramatic return. And now I can get my car out again!
That first image is of pheasant tracks in the snow. At least thirty of them now out in our field.
By the end of today and certainly tomorrow most of the snow will have melted and all the tracks will be gone.
I love how the six have such a soft lovely bed .
In the warm sunny windless day yesterday all the animals came out of their warm corners to play.
Ever Del seemed a little more cheerful.
On the inside.
The melt is not going to be pretty. But it will be pretty warm.
You can imagine the noisy joy of the ducks – having real puddles again. Both the ducks and the chickens stopped laying due to the cold nasty weather. So I have suspended sales until we have dug ourselves out of this mess and they all start to lay again- might be a while.
Yesterday’s high rose right up above freezing. Today’s high will be 46f and tomorrow’s high will be around 52f. We are going up so fast on this escalator rise into the unusual warmth that we are entering nose bleed territory. But I am going to get piles done in these few warm days. Possibly even clear the ice jam in the cows waterer and put in a new heater.
Fingers and trotters crossed!
I am very glad I don’t have bees anymore. These fluctuations in temperature would be the end of them. Though I still really miss the honey!