Thursday, 17 December 2009


Posted by Simon

Snow showers were forecast so it was no surprise to us, this morning, that a few centimetres of snow lay on the ground. It was, though a lovely surprise for two small boys and even before breakfast they were out playing in the snow, even though it was still dark. In fact Tom just put his ski suit over his pyjamas. This surprise was made even better by school being cancelled.

So this morning they had great fun sledging, having snowball fights and generally having a good time. The dogs also thought it was great fun and chased around skidding and skating in the white fluffly stuff. On the other hand the hens took one look and headed back to bed, the pigs took one look, sniffed the air and then headed back to bed. The ducks were not that amused either and the turkeys were very unimpressed as they were got ready for Christmas!!!

It has been snowing on and off most of the day but, at the moment, does not seem to be settling. But the forecast for the next few days is shows more snowfall. Great fun for two small boys but for the animals I'm not so sure.


  1. First snow here for us today, too. The chickens are very confused and are much fun to watch!
    Enjoy the white stuff :D xx

  2. I love it! Good time for a hot chocolate and some warm calvados... what do you think?

  3. My new hens didn't want to come out of the hen house in the snow - but eventually boredom overcame their fear but I did feel sorry for their poor cold toes! Hope you have thawed out by now?


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