Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Cabin fever

I took a wee tour about today just to get out of the house -and took a few pics. The probability is, that if you're anywhere in the uk, you are sick of the sight of snow. But here's a few shots of ours, anyway.

By the way, the farmer who lives up the track in the middle pic invites you all to tea- just be sure and bring a shovel.

Talking of food, I can see this winter really starting to have effect on some of our smaller animals. The rabbits are reduced to eating sprots (those ubiquitous thin, waxy rushes) and the bark off any small trees and branches they can reach. Our bird feeders are swarming from first light 'til dark and I found a dead Great Tit deep in the logpile today; frozen solid.

And there's a lot more winter to come.


  1. Thanks for more photos!
    I thought you might be interested in this:

  2. Thanks, James.
    I have to say it saddens me greatly to hear how undervalued our Red Deer are. Even sadder to think that wild animals like these are subject to the market forces of supply and demand. Maybe, when the Suits have had their way and there are a lot less of them about, our deer will be regarded as an asset again.