We have had snow and ice on the ground since 19th December except for 3 days. Now after the temperatures changing from minus 7 ( plus the wind chill from 50 mile winds) to plus 7 in 24 hours we can see grass for the first time in what feels like an age. The horses and sheep this morning ate their breakfasts and wandered off ignoring their hay they had found this marvelous green stuff that is divine thank you keep that boring old hay.
I can't get used to looking out of the window and seeing green and find my eyes being drawn to the window to gaze out. The birds are less desperate to be fed,we are buying our meal worms by the kilo.It felt strange walking up to the field without fighting against the snow and wind we used to look like a scene from an epic Russian tale.Though there is still an ice flow on the track that at its worse was over 150 meters long and several inches thick it is possible to walk in the edge with out spikes now without doing ice skating.
I should be able to muck out the barn this afternoon as the muck isn't frozen to the floor anymore!