Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Snow

We woke up on Friday morning to about six inches of snow, topped up this morning with another couple of inches. Somehow, no matter how old you are, snow is always exciting - on the first day. But as twilight comes on and it's till there, glooming outside the windows, the thrill starts to wear off. And after that it's a bit of a drag. On the main roads it soon clears, but on our country lanes it turns to ice, and rutted ice at that where the cars have slipped up and down the road. Luckily we have plenty of food, though Christopher did venture out in the car on Sunday for potatoes and milk and topped up with a few more essentials whilst he was at it.

The gritting lorries don't come up our lanes so people have been out and about clearing snow in places and gritting the road where possible from the gritting bins that were filled in the summer. Christopher has been using the ash and cinders from our coal fired stove too. We've been keeping the bird feeders topped up, and the ponies topped up with carrots and apples, and I've been making soup for lunch.



















Ruby loves the snow, though walking her each morning is hard work. Walking through snow is like walking through sand, a real workout. And I'm not too excited by walking on rutted, slippery, icy roads, so we're sticking to the fields as much as possible.



















Can you see the snowball that her tag has turned into?

8 comments:

jabblog said...

It's always the side roads that provide the greatest challenges.
Our dogs have been enjoying frolicking in the snow but they're really exhausted by it, much more so than by a 'normal' walk. It is harder to walk through ice and snow - we have Yaktrax on our walking boots - like snow chains on tyres - and they make walking so much easier and safer.

scraphappy said...

Oh my, it looks cold there. I would be tempted to hide inside until it melted away. Soup sounds like the perfect idea.

Nina said...

I know just what you mean about the snow. At first it's a nice change and a bit of an adventure, but after a few days the fun wears off. Warmer days are certainly ahead, though! In the meantime, there's quilting.

Our Guilds said...

Snow is always pretty to look at the first day, but I'm with you after that it is time for it to melt away. We've had snow since before Christmas and it's been so cold there has been no melting. Tomorrow we are having a heat wave it will be up to freezing.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hear hear! Snow was fun the first day...even the second...but a week in I'm done. Bring on Spring!!!!

Annabelle said...

We live in a small private road which is not adopted by the council so ours is always treacherous. Yours looks pretty though. What a cute dog!

Karen said...

Brrr! Looks very cold. How about a snowman!

Lynn said...

It looks like Narnia in it's forever winter time!
Ruby looks like she's enjoying it.
Perfect for some hot cocoa and sewing!