Monday 19 December 2022

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

 Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Be careful what you wish for!

On Saturday morning (17th December 2022) we woke up to about 8 inches of snow.  It had been a wild night with the wind plastering the snow to every vertical surface and leaving a deep layer on roads, paths, wall tops and even the washing line!

By breakfast time the electricity went off and we were left without power for 14 hours.

We kept the log burner well fed with logs & coal all day and had plenty candles at the ready as it was dark by 4:30!  We were able to heat water in a kettle on top of the log burner but otherwise it was sandwiches and cheese & biscuits!

The sheep of course are oblivious to power cuts but are very aware that a heavy fall of snow compromises their food source. On days like this Chris spends daylight hours feeding endless hungry mouths.  No sooner has he got round them all and its time to set off again to give them more feed before dark.

The electricity was restored through the night.  It was wonderful to have the central heating on and electric light, electric kettle and cooker.  You can keep the good old days!  Then the freezing rain arrived and the views were obscured. It was like looking through bathroom glass!

I'm hoping that we have had our 'white Christmas' early and we can get back to normal very soon.  Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.  Stay safe, well and happy.  

With every good wish for the festive season ~ from Chris & Glenda, Pry House Farm, Keld