Tag Archives: snow
Sun breaks through the trees behind the old tattie lifter.

Feels like winter

Winter has been mild thus far with temperatures rarely dropping below -5ºC, but we did get about 30cm (12 inches) of snow overnight and a stiff breeze meant the windchill was decidedly bracing. Still, the sun broke through in the afternoon and I made the most of the opportunity to do a few jobs, take […]

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Snow on the croft.

It’s a little cool on the croft

No further snow fell on the croft overnight, but the temperature fell to -8ºC. It’s a little colder than usual for this time of year and made last night’s drive to Inverurie interesting as there was black ice on all the roads. On the the bright side, I only had four chicken troughs to clear […]

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Snow falls on the old cottage and livestock trailer.

It’s snowing, cue media hysteria

We’re waiting for the annual outbreak of panic and hysteria from the media and our local schools. Why? Because it’s snowing and that means “disaster”, the “big freeze” and the end of the world as we know it. Or something like that. We’ve had just under 10cm (4in) of snow so far, which is a […]

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The first snow of the season can still be seen on the Hill of Foudland.

First snowfall of the season

When I woke at 6am, it was cold in our bedroom even though the heating came on an hour earlier. I suspected I’d see a hard frost when I looked out the back door, much as we’ve had for the past three days with temperatures down to -4C overnight. I was wrong. I didn’t see […]

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Looking for dinner: piglets in the snow.

Mantled with snow

As I walked through to the back door at 6am, I noticed the house felt appreciably colder than it has for the past few mornings so I wasn’t surprised when I looked out the window and saw a light dusting of snow on the ground. When I went up the hill to feed the pigs […]

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