Thursday, 7 January 2010

Triumph over Adversity !!..........

A winter wonderland....

The snow is deep here.... where it has been drifting across the track.
I have made tracks.....we can now walk to the postbox !

Its a long walk...if you can't get your car out.


Haggis and Dougal.... these boys are well suited to this weather !



Firstly I would just like to apologise for my lack of blogging over the last month, life has dealt me a difficult hand at the moment and I just was in a negative frame of mind. I would also like to wish everyone a much Happier New Year .....glad to see the back of 2009 !!

Mind you, we have been struggling up here in Bonny White Scotland with the snow !... its the worst winter apparently for over 20 years here, typical. According to the weather men. I know that the rest of the country is also struggling with the white stuff.

Anyway......back to my heading. Today I have triumphed over adversity....I have been blocked in for over a week now, I have tried to keep the track open but the snow just keeps coming and filling in the track, I can't get the car out although its a 4x4...the snow is just too deep. I decided to have a go with the tractor...this is a 4x4 and I was concerned to say the least....the snow was over 3ft deep in part of the track especially on the corners where it had bleached across with the wind....there was nothing else for it to have a go......we got down half way no problem. However on the corner, I had a bit of clearing to do with the loader...we managed to push some of the snow out of the way, its tricky as there is a ditch on either side and you don't want to end up in that !!...

At this point I felt like an explorer...... and I did have a degree of Do I, Don't I...anyway...as they say ' He who dare wins'.....is right......we dared and we ploughed our way through the huge drifts....I was impressed the tractor....shes a 'goodin' ..... just kept on going.

I was even more impressed. The snow was up above the axles and well over the steering rods...we ploughed our way onwards.......and we triumphed.............I was chuffed to bits......and I felt like I had just 'gone where no man had been, before me'.......although the snow was only really deep for about 80 yards....its a long way if you get stuck. The track is about half a mile long and is covered with snow.

I trundled up to the country road and I have managed to get out to the Postbox...got no post though...I don;t think that the postman will get along the roads to us. We made our way back home and there was one point that the tractor was struggling, but we made it.....

I hope to try and clear the track in order that I may get my car out, so I can go shopping...its a long way in the tractor !! to the shops.

Anyway.....I'll keep you all posted. The alpacas are all inside and the snow is so deep I can't get the doors open, or get the gates open to let them out... I don't think that they mind one bit.

7 comments:

Rob Rawlins said...

Nice to see you have bounced back. Great to see your blog again. Well done Jayne!

Rob n Les

Debbie said...

You go girl; I told you you could do it! We've not had post for days either, the postman was pulled out of a ditch by our neighbour a few days ago adn we've not seen him since!

I need to get some essentials soon too. I don't usually like going out but even I could do with a change.

xx

Sid Pat said...

Well done Explorer Jayne - one small step at at time, they all add up to give you a boost if only a little at a time.
Take care - nice to hear from you again

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Been missing you Jayne - welcome back - always enjoy your perky comments and dialogues. One of the positives to the 'pacas spending so much time in their shelters, is that poo-picking is simpler and quicker! Dave.

Mark said...

Great to read that our 'Slightly mad Jayne'(in the nicest way of course!) is back in the saddle!!!

Jayne we hope 2010 is a belter for you, 2009 is gone and should be put away.

Viva Zanzibah!!!!

Love from Mark, Sue and Angus XXX

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Hello~happy new year............................................................

Knapper Alpakka said...

Welcome back, Jayne :-)
I don't know what's worse, the cold or lots of snow, but spring is approaching :-)
We already have half an hour longer days.