Blizzards Now

It’s been hard work today.  The weather is not letting up and the snow is now getting worse.  These pictures are from early this morning when it was just windy and starting to snow again off and on.

Despite this, everyone is holding up very well. They all seem bright, chirpy and resourceful.

My blackbird is living in the sheep shed.  Sensible.

And the sheep are living outside – their choice, even though there are haynets indoors. I fed them hard feed twice today mostly to get them out of the way so the ducks could have two meals without an argument.


At lunchtime, I gave the Icelandic horse a good pile of hay plus a couple of buckets of water.  The gable end of the shed is very sheltered which makes it an ideal spot.

There was a bit of an argument – thank you, Haakon.

But Kolka made her presence known and got her fair share of hay.

Iacs went for a corner approach.  Sensible chap. He stayed out of the arguments.

Since then, there has been a whole lot of snow dumped on us and the outside water pipes are all frozen so we have to lug water from the house.

But I can sleep tonight without worrying too much because no one is cold and everyone is full of food and water.  We have done our very best.

And the Eggbox is a ruddy God-send, I can tell you.

6 thoughts on “Blizzards Now

  1. Celeste

    Wow, that is indeed a blizzard! Well, if they won’t go inside they must be just fine outside, but I would worry too. I love seeing the snow on the sheep’s wool, great photos as usual.

  2. judy shank

    Oh my! Thanks so much for the blog. As you might be aware, the lower 48 states in America are getting a cold blast. When pictures are shown, the media ,invariably, post shots of cities and towns rather than the countryside so we wonder what animals do in such weather. Well, now I know how animals are well taken care of in Scotland, at least.
    Keep warm & thanks for sharing!

  3. Judith

    It does look hard work. At least the days are getting longer now so let’s hope Spring won’t be too long coming. We haven’t had any snow yet which I was glad of because the church choir I’m in sang for a funeral today and I hate driving in snow. I’m glad about your egg box – just what you need!


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