Pip goes posing.
As you can probably tell, we had a lot of snow overnight. The drifts were a foot deep in places (which is quite a lot for us). After dinner, I went to the fields to check up on the lamb. Their field has a lot of gorse bushes at one end, next to a large wall. At the lower end (it’s a steep hill), there’s a wall and then a road, but no gorse, so they wold be easy to spot. No such luck. I walked along the gorse at the top of the field, following the footprints in the snow. There was no sign of them. As I was headed back to the gate however, I spotted this:
It was mother ewe, and where she was, her lamb was sure to follow.
Thank goodness they were OK. They must have been in the gorse for most of the night, but at least they were safe. You could even say that they were lucky.
So, Lucky it is then.
This is the view from the top of their field.
The Mournes was one of the worst areas hit by the snow. Just look at Newcastle’s harbour.
Ben was thrilled to have the snow back.
You can tell by his face, no?
Thankfully, some of the ewes are inside out of the snow (sorry for the terrible photo – not much light in there).
And did I mention, this has been the worst snow for over 25 years?
Yeah, Pip’s glad of her home comforts now.
And for those of you who are interested, this is how I got the snow effect on my photos: A Simple Snow Effect Widget for Blogger Blogs.
Good day to you, I’m gonna go play in the snow.