It's now over a week since we had the largest snowfall for quite sometime. I have spent quite alot of the last few days shovelling heaps of the dratted stuff and trying to make paths across the yard. My elderly chickens haven't shown a leg outside until yesterday and they are not venturing past the hay that is spread liberally across their run. Unfortunately we suffered some tree damage as the snow was of the heavy wet variety and we have lost some branches off our scots pines that edge the pond.
The removal of the branches will have to wait until it has defrosted and will probably involve the use of my sons Landrover and winch! Another casualty of the snow was the logstore roof which fell in under the strain off nearly a foot of wet snow. Fortunately we had almost used that stack of logs but, disaster!!! My lovely wheelbarrow was pinned down by a roof timber and one of its handles was twisted in an alarming way!!! I have managed to keep my beloved wheelbarrow going despite a split body and lots of flat tyres - alas it is no more!
As a result of all the snow shovelling I haven't been doing any weaving since my last post, but I have prepared more fibre for spinning - both Huberts grey fleece and my dyed stuff. I have been treadling my trusty wheel most afternoons whilst watching the cycling on Eurosport - 3 Days of De Panne. I hope to get my cat track and snails trail sample finished and off the loom tomorrow so that I can get on with another scarf sample for Helen.