Tag Archives: Weather
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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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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Cold weather means a dog needs a fire.

‘C’mon boss, light my fire’

With temperatures falling to -4ºC and remaining below freezing for much of the morning, Harvey took a lot more interest than usual in my wood cutting and splitting. After all, when the weather gets cold every dog knows the job of his Two-Legs is to provide a nice, hot fire to lie next to.

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Rain made a mess of the freshly painted windows.

Rain plus paint equals mess

  In April, I did my post-winter inspection of the croft to identify areas that needed maintenance and repair to have them in good condition for next winter. One of the priorities was the house windows—the paint was peeling, wood was exposed in a couple of areas and two frames were rotten. Six months later, […]

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