First, a spot of house-keeping.
- Thank you to my friend, Nick, who filled in my blogging gap with his lovely guinea pigs, calendar etc. Much appreciated, as ever.
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I am thrilled to be nominated. So thank you.
Arctic conditions here – the weather forecast said so and, based on what has happened these last 36 hours, I would concur.
4am (2 nights ago), I was woken to thunder and lightning. As BeAnne shot into our bed, I shot out to go round the house pulling out every plug I could find. Sadly the router got it and after 24 hours of no inter-super-highway (as my neighbours call it), I cobbled together an ancient router, started up an old computer with a 30 second working window, quickly entered the password before it broke again, and ta-da here we are, back on the net! It was like a scene from the Crystal Maze. I am feeling rather proud of my techie abilities.
We have had constant gales and it is Arctic out there.
As the wind blew, it was pointless putting out silage for the horses, as it would have been blown away immediately so OH opened the gate and the lads went into the more sheltered field and were fine. They have been playing, eating and even lying down in the most horrendous conditions.
Today the wind has died down. We took the dogs out for a quick walk and then we put out two bales of silage for the horses.
Although the snow is not very deep, it is brutally cold.
Digestion apparently generates more heat than any other body function. Ours are very good at eating.
The burn never ices over so they have a constant supply of fresh water too.
BeAnne luffs the snow and had a delicious silly half hour.