...... the snow fell overnight silently and we awoke to the most beautiful sight.....
we grabbed our coats (whippets included!) and ran outside to leave a mad design of all our footprints in the clean, soft snowy field
we all love, love, love the snow and even the thought of the broken down generator could not dampen our spirits!
that was until we all came inside looking for a little warmth and found none.... the poor old generator had suffered a slow death the night before - thank fully we have lots of candles and a good few hotties always on hand.
so - we spent the weekend with no electricity and a driveway that was so full of snow that we could not get out and no one could get in.
i have to say that it was one of the nicest weekends ever - up early to hot cups of tea and porridge, out to make deep straw beds for the ponies, feeding of the very hungry, noisy sheep and then back in for more tea and a hot water bottle.
it is dark here at 4.30pm - really dark - we have no street lights
so supper was cooked and eaten by candlelight as we watched yet more snow fall....
we enjoyed the radio again, which i had frankly not listened to for months, we played cards and board games and generally hid ourselves away.
but above all else we spent time together and laughed
a lot :)
Monday morning brought the new generator
i was in the field with the dogs and instead of feeling happy at the thought of the return of the heaters and t.v, i felt sad....
noisy, noisy, stinky generator means work to me - you see - no electricity meant no laptop.
i could not be without my trusty laptop for long - cripes i missed the blogging world and was keen to see how the CL fair had gone in London and Glasgow (way to go girls!)
i also missed my sewing machine and the making of elves was at a standstill, which is probably not a bad thing looking at the pile of limbs and hats that are waiting to be sewn together .....
really, how many elves do i need?
no pictures as of yet as i am considering giving them as an added Christmas gift to my nearest and dearest... or anyone that passes my gate actually.....
....it is now Tuesday morning and i have just got back from moving the ponies - their usual paddock will now be shut off and rested over the Winter - if we fail to do this we will have no grass next year.
the boys now have full access to the rest of our garden - i finished mucking out and went to check on them only to find that they were both under the house veranda - all the grass they can eat in front of them but they chose to eat under the house!
the rest of my day consists of photographing some new stock - fun cupcake cases, beautiful stars for the tops of Christmas trees (think Vintage vibe x ) and lots more
as long as it does not start snowing.