Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Owen family from Ravenseat come for tea.

 
Its lovely having children at Pry House especially at Christmas time.

 
I'm so glad I kept my boys farmyard toys and in particular my wooden farmyard.
Ruben assures me the metal tractors and other farm implements are much better than the ones made today.

 
Annas was fascinated with the farmyard windmill and loved making it spin.  It kept her amused for ages.


Raven helped her younger sisters, Edith and Violet to create all sorts of imaginary play scenes with the Playmobile toys.

Happy Christmas from Pry House to all at Ravenseat. 
 
 


Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas 2015 at Pry House

 
 
Chris and Glenda would like to wish all who read our blog a Happy Christmas.
 
 




Swaledale at its Wildest

 
Its been a wild and wet day up at Pry House.  At daybreak the River Swale was high and raging.  All day the driving wind has sent horizontal curtains of rain down the dale and the river has continued to rise steadily.  It could easily burst its banks if the rain doesn't ease soon.
 
 







Monday, 15 December 2014

Tup in't Yard


 Tup in't yard, what is he up to?  


Warm shelter and a bite of tea?  OR  Another night under the stars sniffing out a new bride?

After several weeks on the rampage, sowing his wild oats with many a lady sheep this tup chooses the 'pipe and slipper' option and puts himself to bed!

Even the most hot blooded males need the occasional quiet night in!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Farmhouse Kitchen

 
Our weather changes so quickly at the head of the dale.  Yesterday bright and beautiful, today not fit for man nor beast.  The wind has howled and the rain lashed all day so instead it is a case of being productive indoors.  Mince pies are in the freezer, scones made for tea, a pan of soup ready to help warm up frozen husband when he finally comes in and all brass polished.
A good day's work.
 


Monday, 8 December 2014

First Snow

The first snow of 2014
Upper Swaledale looking beautiful as she dons her mantle of winter white.