The snow arrived at 8 o’clock this morning and by the end of the day we had five inches or so…
We have ambivalent feelings about our over-wintering Starling flock – our poultry food bills do seem to be up.
In the current Big Freeze different species can scritch and scratch for the food they need but when it comes to water…
The Wren has commandeered the compost bins as its exclusive scritch and scratch territory
Some birds are more stoic
The high pressure brings clarity of light
Meanwhile, we are preparing wood for next winter
Three weeks ago Bert and Dinah had a tryst
But it would seem to have been unproductive as today, three weeks later, they were mooning together
Dinah trotted to the meeting place
and snacked as she waited
Bert was keen
but suffered an exit malfunction which made him incapable.
All he could do was show off his scars and iodine spray to his unsatisfied neighbour
With temperatures in double digits, still air, a little sun and NO RAIN we have been pretending it is Spring
Flowering bulbs help
We know we will shortly be sent back into hibernation but for the time being it is great pretending.
Today we rooted in the earth of Gribin Isaf an ongoing life to continue that of Muriel Searle
Last week we brought back one of her favourite trees from the very excellent
The chosen location proved to be a tough dig
and to survive our winds much support will be needed
although not as tall as that
In a few years time it will look like this: