Thursday, 2 December 2010

The Big Freeze !! .....and Sit In !!!!!

We're not moving.........out there !! .... its freezing !!
Haggis ..... waiting...for his bucket .......

Haggis....enjoying his feed ........

It was lovely.........and so is he !!.....its so cold he has icicles........on his face !! The Highland Cattle are well suited to these extreme temperatures....they do not loose their body heat !! like others........
The track tonight.......and the freezing fog is creeping in....tonight........

Well no thaw in sight......in fact its getting colder......tonight as I type the weather station is showing -7 C excluding any wind chill....so its freezing alright !!

You know its cold when the moisture....up your nose starts to freeze, or your hands stick to the gate......just little things like that remind you just how cold it really is......

Not to mention...the frozen water......frozen solid......barn doors.....and today...for a brief moment...the hydraulic...pipes on the front loader...were frozen !!....thankfully the tractor started up...she can be a little temperamental in this extreme cold weather.......I had water to do for the big animals.......so I needed the tractor to take it down to the field for Haggis and Dougal.....on the front loader.......then it was my usual....drive down the track....to lay down some......extra tracks......in case I need to get out !!

I took a photo of the girls...in the shed......looking like they needed...to be out !!.......no chance !!

So again the alpacas have been indoors.......quite content !........meals on demand...warm cosy bed.....why would you want to go any further........ in this snow...getting your feet cold....no thanks !

We're sitting pretty !!

7 comments:

Rob @ Wellground said...

The alpacas look so content in the shelter. Who can blame them. Keep your spirits up Jayne.

Rob

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

We are with you Jayne...minus 8 at 16.00hrs here...got them all tucked in too!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

It wa -5 at 2.30 here and this evening we have had more heavy snow. GRrrrrrrrrrrh I'm getting fed up now!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

It's obviously that cold that the S key didn't want to work on my first comment!!!

Rosemary said...

We are a positively balmy minus 3 here - but still all the water is frozen and the roads are like a skating rink!

Terry said...

I love Hagis! What a face!
We were very, very cold here and today it's very warm. I hope it's just a cold snap for you too, and you warm up soon.

Shirley said...

Great photos Jayne. The animals look in good nick and not bothered about the snow and cold. Stay warm. Shirley & Robbie