First of all, thank you to everyone who commented on the last post, and got in touch too. Sorry it's been so long, but it has been quite an experience; and a start to spring like I've never seen before.
After a heavy snow fall that caught out most people, we found ourselves trapped for a week, in a winter wonderland.
All very pretty, but not good when the supplies are already low.
It was a case of it can go wrong; it will.
The boiler packed up, so the heating oil was no use. The coal was almost gone, we had to cut logs to help make it go further, which meant the chimney got clogged with soot, my mobile signal/service died for a few days, which meant I had an expensive timepiece, and not much else, (thank you Vodaphone, I'm sure you'll still charge me the same for the month), food was getting low, and so was morale.
Finally, after a week, we got a message to a farmer who grazes sheep up here.
He sent someone with a JCB, and eventually, after just over an hour, we were dug out.
Fifty quid lighter in the pocket, but we could get out for supplies.
Unfortunately, unknown to us at the time, he'd severed the phone cable.
No phone or internet.
As it was the Easter weekend, it meant no repairs for a week.
Thankfully that's all behind us now, something to tell the grandchildren; if I knew where they were.
So, some pictures.
Snow, slowly thawing
Great Spotted Woodpecker
and I'll finish with this one.
Great Tit, who like me, was wondering WTF was going on.
Right, I'm off now to give Dove some carrots, and chase the sheep out of the garden.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I'll try and catch up with everyone as soon as I can.