In the end we were let off pretty lightly with the snow this week. We had a blizzard forecast to start at three on Thursday afternoon and it arrived bang on time. There were some absolutely beautiful snowflakes – something I haven’t seen very often.
By five o’clock we had a pretty decent covering of snow – enough for some tobogganing – and by Friday morning everything was white. The high winds meant that it was hard to tell just how much snow had fallen – some places had a couple of inches and in others there were drifts over a foot deep. It might not sound like much but we hardly get any snow down here (we live in a valley and are pretty sheltered) so even that is very exciting for us.
In some patches the snow had blown away altogether – as you can see, the lane is very patchy. However, all the bits with no snow were covered with a sheet of ice so it was still extremely slippery.
I love the snow though so I have been having a whale of a time. The ponies haven’t minded it either, although they have been a bit skittish – possibly because they aren’t getting much exercise. I was impressed at their snow-scraping skills – they first saw a decent amount of snow eight years ago and have barely seen any since, yet they still know how to find the grass!