Snowed In

There is a track through there to the top of my drive

There is a track through there to the top of my drive

I really had intended to go to work today, to meet Stu (who hasn’t had water at home over Christmas due to frozen pipes) to pot out last week’s make, vac pack and clean down.

It didn’t quite happen.  On waking up, there was a good 6″ of snow outside.  It snowed

The road to work today

The road to work today

 steadily until lunchtime, that thick, fluffy snow that forms a crunchy velvety layer and is not good for driving on as it compacts quickly into slippery ice.  The pigs aren’t impressed either – the ground has been frozen for so long, they’ve given up trying to root.

Just for the record, I hate the cold and snow.  So disruptive!

As it happens, Stu, who saved the day, did manage to get in and said that the cheese wasn’t quite pressed enough, so we will try again tomorrow.

Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

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2 responses to “Snowed In

  1. Sally Pethybridge

    Beautiful photos although I know how frustrating it must be for you. Hope you are keeping warm and that the animals are coping with it all. Let’s hope you get a thaw for the New Year.

  2. Hi Sally – thanks for the comment; yes, the snow might look pretty but when you have to drive in it…..this year, am not sure how, the oil pipeline has kept going, we had an oil delivery in between the two lots of snow, thank goodness and logs just as the first lot started. We have been extremely lucky here as almost everyone around has had frozen pipes and no water, for over a week. Hope it is still blue skies and sunshine over with you! Iona

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