Hellooooo! Good morning good morning my lovlies, how are we today? Good i hope, thought id share this mornings adventures on the farm enjoying the white stuff. It looks reall beautiful at the moment as its so sunn, and undisturbed. There were deer tracks all over the place which was nice to see but apart from that not a sole had trodden the ground. I love that, when ou can be the first to walk on that soft white powder and leave a perfect boot print, dont you?
We're back inside now, girls with hot water bottles, Ruby is writing m shopping list for me, im hoping to escape to ASDA this afternoon for 'essentials'-hot choc marshmallows and squirty cream namely.
Ted had a fantastic time out in the snow, i do worry that dogs' feet pads must get painfully cold but neither him not Murph seemed bothered, he did slip onto his side a couple of times on the compacted icy snow in the yard but seemed unphased!
I always take a pocket full of tiny pieces of cheese when im walking him to try to get him to 'want' to come back to me, so far so good, he never goes out of sight and is only too happy to dash back when i whistle him, good stuff as we should be beating here tomorrow so he can spring into action and hopefully not show me up!
The photo below is one of four of the big oak trees which line the edge of the garden, they're full of birds, tits in the daytime and Owls at dusk. Talking of birds i do hope you've alll remembered our feathered friends, mine have some left over cereal, granary bread, mixed seed and i think some dog biscuits or something stale my mum put out for them!
There back and forth from the tree to the house all day and beautiful to watch.
Mr P found a dead common chaffinch in the yard yesterday(like the one in the photo above but slightly less flighty obviously!) when he was littering up the cattle-not uncommon you might think- but the unusual thing was that it had flown all the way from Norway!
When he got home last night we googled the ring number and found a website giving some sketchy details about the discovery, we emailed the chap who seemed to organise the ringing and he put us in touch with a chap called Alf Tore Mjos-i kid you not-head of the ringing section at stavenger museum in Norway!
So we've given him our address and he's going to send us a 'recovery letter' whatever that is? Quite interesting i think, Poppy will probably use this as her show and tell next week, i can print out the museum info for her and she can tell all about ringing.
Shame about the poor little chaffinch but im not surprised he carked it having flow that far!
Enough of me babbling, here are a few photos of the hound and the kids and the farm for you to enjoy.........