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
but at the time of writing we are now over eleven.
was not a way out so most of the day is spent in animal care starting, of course, with the birds
We hollow out a feeding cave protected from the continuing falls and the Robin takes charge
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
As Robins followed the Boar, the birds now follow the sheep as their scratching through the snow exposes the soil and its food
The wood becomes Narnia-esque
Other snowy sights