Sunday, 10 January 2010

Stuck in the Snow ... ..... ..... Viva Zanzibah !!

Haggis .... waiting for his tea !
Beautiful ....

Ok, ....so Im not quite an alpaca ..... anyone for snow balls ?


Today, I had a visitor....which was remarkable !...mind you mentioning no names to avoid embarrassment, and yes it was a lady driver she did get stuck in the snow. I had advised her to park at the bottom of the track as it was just passable by the tractor. However you know us lady drivers...she continued, and ended up stuck in the deep snow......with a Landrover......even these get stuck sometimes......

There was nothing else for it to call for the cavalry...reinforcements... a massive big 4 x 4 tractor.....pulled it out with ease ! so the moral of the story is....I told you so....the snow is really deep up the track and its much easier not to bother at the moment. I had to go down to the main road the other day to collect some animal feed, I was amazed at just how bad the roads are before you get to the main road......All the way along the road there was massive 5ft banks, that had been cleared with the plough, thankfully we have had no more snow, just freezing temperatures -6c at the moment.. however I know that other areas are not so badly affected, hardly having any snow....not here unfortunately.

After being rescued, we climbed onto the quad and went back to attend to the animals, then had a well earned cake and cuppa. Thankfully my anonymous visitor brought me some supplies to re-stock the cupboards....I was very grateful. I am hoping to be able to get out with the car sometime in January !!

It looks like the snow is here to stay, no give in the temperatures at all. In fact its been much colder over the last couple of days. The snow is very powdery and impossible to get a grip on.


We will battle on........ Viva Zanzibah !!!!! as once said by someone 'Mighty'.....!!!!


4 comments:

Debbie said...

Glad you got some more supplies!! Things are warmer here at the mo so I'm hopping for the great thaw, next it will be flooding :-(

xx

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

You Don't say .....

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Is that your cattle and dog Jayne? Our dog went out when the snow was fresh, and it collected around the long hair around her feet, so it looked like she was wearing Ugg boots! Now that the snow has freeze dried, you can walk on it without getting wet - even in slippers to get some more logs in! Despite the hardship it causes, there is a beauty created by snow that nothing else does - and it brings people together on the slopes in towns and villages. Then there's the creativity - I saw a snowman riding on a dragon near Street in Somerset!

Sorcha Dolan Thompson said...

ooh the snow is melting here.