Now that’s more like it

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People sometimes say that snow is not like it used to be, but today it was.

It two o’clock this afternoon we measured eight inches

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but at the time of writing we are now over eleven.

Our way out
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was not a way out so most of the day is spent in animal care starting, of course, with the birds

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We hollow out a feeding cave protected from the continuing falls and the Robin takes charge

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According to Stephen Moss in a recently published book

“continental robins followed wild boars around in order to obtain the invertebrates produced when their tusks turned over the soil, in Britain – with boars hunted to extinction during the medieval period – they followed people instead.”

Whatever the reason, Robins do pop up as soon as we start doing anything outside

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As Robins followed the Boar, the birds now follow the sheep as their scratching through the snow exposes the soil and its food

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The wood becomes Narnia-esque

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Other snowy sights

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2 thoughts on “Now that’s more like it

  1. A white Christmas like that would be lovely, providing the animals and all of you can stay warm and well fed.
    Beautiful photos as usual Beth.

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes, would love a white Christmas – exhausting work though keeping everything fed and watered fighting through the snow, tough on the calf muscles.

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