Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Guess what I've been Doing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

The track after....the snow...clearing.....tonight !!
The drifts...were really quite deep.....the wind just blows the snow back....sadly !!

This is the track this morning !.....my walk....before the work to clear it had started !


Deep snow drifts......overnight and yesterday......just think I got back in time last night with the car !.........there's no way.....we'd get through this.....with the car !! 4x4 or not !!


No surprises......sadly for me today....did I wake up to a lovely sunny day.....with nice melting snow......no chance !!

Instead the blizzards came yesterday afternoon....and we got well and truly snowed on, once again.....the winds picked up and it was a white-out from late afternoon well into the evening !

I was out shopping and what a different world....I came out to......the roads were really bad and it was an interesting drive home to say the least.....I was greeted by snow drifts.....crossing the track......it was a case of .........fortune favours the brave...there were three places where the drifting snow was really quite deep....I'd estimate it to be 2ft....and there were a couple of....car drifting moments...when we battled against the snow....and managed to keep the car going........yehah......I made it all the way up the track and parked outside......Boy was I pleased !

So this morning....I had a job ! To try and clear away the snow......again.....Im trying to keep the track open so I don't get blocked in..like earlier on in the year....I was blocked in for over 4 weeks...!! Not Good !!

Its the dry...drifting snow thats the problem.....it just drifts...back.....time and time again....As I type tonight......the snow/sleet is lashing off the window....so it is still relentless......

I shall battle on........with my tractor and plough !!....home-made ! It does a good job...but I'm not working 24hrs.......the snow clearer....track...maintenence is now sitting in front of the fire.....I've done my day shift !!

I can just hope that...its not too bad.....I shall return to snow clearing duties....no doubt....very soon......so here are some photos...of my morning walk....before the track clearing....and this evening......after the attempt to keep the access......open !

At this rate.....I could do with a proper....snow-plough !!!.....

6 comments:

Rob @ Wellground said...

Well done Jayne,

That snow plough/post contraption you have got on the tractor is working wonders.

Improvising works at Zanzibah !!!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

It's a good job you're a tough cookie Jayne. Everything is such hard work in the snow isn't it, but at least you know the animals appreciate it.

We're thinking of you, keep safe and warm.

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

You make me feel tired thinking about all that snow shifting Jayne...time for a pre Xmas sherry in front of that fire of yours I feel :))

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Hoping you get some respite this weekend Jayne, with the expected 'warming up'.

Rosemary said...

The snow and ice are beginning to lose their appeal - and we have only a miniscule fraction of what you have!
Your snow plough is a lot more successful than Sam's quad version!

Shirley said...

Hiya Jayne, I think the Transport Minister was talking about you yesterday in the Scottish Parliament thanking people for their hard work in snow clearing! You should have got that plough of yours down to the M8 to help them out of their misery! We had more snow last night but not so cold (only slightly sub-zero!) A thaw is on the way for sure. Take care. Shirley & Robbie