Sunday, 19 December 2010

-15 in Yeovilton....

 ... and apparently not going above -2 today....


 I know there are colder places that people live but most of us over here are not geared up for these kinds of temperatures... our homes are not designed or insulated for lows like these and they are also not suited to the humidity and heat that we sometimes get in the summer... basically were buggered! ;D


The girls haven't ventured outside the run for the past 2 days... I managed to get to a local farm shop and buy some veggies and a bin bag of straw so they are cosy at night sleeping in their nest box...
Daisy (White Sussex) is still laying nearly every day... and Hettie (the Wyandote) has regrown her tail feathers and is looking a little better after her moult...


Luckily for them I order sweetcorn cobettes instead of tinned sweetcorn so they had a real treat on Friday... 
Obviously we could have eaten the corn on the cob but I felt they deserved it more than us...


 The snow is so beautiful... and I can't believe how quiet the main road through Mudford is usually its the main route that the emergency services use to get to the A303 and we hear sirens regularly through the day but yesterday not one came through... at times like these you can imagine how lovely the village must have been before cars were so prevalent and everyone had one... back in the days when a car was a luxury item not a necessity and expected right....


The clouds and fog cleared today and the sun shone in a beautiful blue sky it reminded me of an Italian ski trip ...I went on when I was 15 it was over Christmas and I went with the school ...24 years ago.... goodness gracious me... I feel really old now! ;D


They are predicting more snow tomorrow... but we have nowhere to be today so its another day of games, eating and perhaps a little crochet...if I'm really lucky... !


Daniel started complaining of a sore throat, earache and tummy ache last weekend... and for once I got my arse in gear and popped him to the doctors on Wednesday... she thought he might have an ear infection so she gave him antibiotics and he's been getting better... however this morning he's complaining of tummy ache again and the ear that wasn't blocked and ache-y now is... I have seen a lot of entries on Face book reporting adults and children with the same symptoms so I think this might be a bug that's going around...

So today started at 4:30am as Daniel "wasn't comfortable" in bed... although I certainly was! ;D
and I am wrapped up with a blanket doing this blog entry... its 13 degrees in the kitchen and I think the lounge is starting to warm up a little now that I have revived the glowing embers to a flickering fire...Daniel is on the settee under his duvet...

I think today will require the slow cooker and a chicken casserole and I have a hankering of suet dumplings too... definitely warming comfort food on the cards today... 

Wherever you may be warm or cold
take care
Alex
x

10 comments:

marigold jam said...

Wasn't it beautiful yesterday here in Yeovil? I wal;ked to the grit dump for a carrier bag of grit for the steps and it was so quiet although the main road had some traffic our road is still covered. Hope Daniel doesn't go down with anything over the holiday and that you enjoy a warm at home day today.

Jane

Menopausal musing said...

Aww, poor chap, hope he gets better. Those chickens have certainly found a good home with you. You have got me fancying dumplings now .............. :O)

clarabelle said...

Oh we had stew and dumplings yesterday...yummy! The rest will be turned into a pie for later! Hope the little one feels better soon.
C
xx

Snippety Gibbet said...

That's so sweet that you think of your (chicken) girls and give them special treats. Your mothering instincts reach far and wide.
jan

lisa ridgeon said...

I think i must be the only person who hates the snow, it seems to make people stupid. Why bother driving at 5mph and clogging up the roads? You can walk faster than that!! Unfortunately there is more to come....bah humbug!

Hope Daniel feels better soon, poor lamb.

X X

Maggie said...

Well, we had rib-sticking slow cooked braised beef yesterday, and the leftovers are having veggies added and a cobbler topping today. It's just that kind of weather isn't it... minus five here mid-morning, thick freezing fog and heavy frost. Pretty, but cold.....
Have a lovely Chrismas and new year, and I have so enjoyed your posts. And thanks for commenting over on my blog.
Best wishes, Maggie

Andrea said...

Blimey, glad to hear that someone else has snow, except there is no sign of it dissapearing yet? How about yours? Sorry to hear your little man is poorly! x

Andrea said...

Blimey, glad to hear that someone else has snow, except there is no sign of it dissapearing yet? How about yours? Sorry to hear your little man is poorly! x

Maggie said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the card. I had wanted to send cards to the ladies whose blogs I have enjoyed and followed this last half a year or so, but after asking a couple if they would like to exchange addresses for this purpose and getting a negative response, I lost heart. Wish I had kept going and got to you now.... Have a lovely Christmas Alex, and all the very best for the New Year.

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Hi Alex! mmmmmmmmmmmm! suet dumplings. I have requested you as a friend on facebook. (My profile pic is of Huckleberry Hound)SueXX