24 January 2011

Icy Mondays

Last Monday was the coldest we've seen here, as previously reported. The inside of the chickens' plastic water bottle froze around the edges (even though it's sitting underneath a heat lamp). The circle of ice looked like a crown, we decided.


Today is cold again and this time the ice from inside the water feeder looks more like a pork pie hat.


One of the things I really dislike about this very cold weather is the way the snow sounds when you walk on it. It's squeaky: like walking on polystyrene. Then the laces on my winter boots freeze solid and I have to stand in front of the wood stove for a minute or two before I can get them off. It has been too cold to melt the snow on the solar panels, so although the sun has been shining, we've made hardly any electricity in the last two days.

 It will be warming up tomorrow, to -1°C/30°F, which will be quite a relief!

2 comments:

Lucy said...

I like the idea that Mondays are icier than other days.

Unlike you, I like the squeaky sound of snow.

I don't like the idea of frozen laces.

I wouldn't like to live in a place quite this cold for quite this long!

Lucy

Amanda said...

Hi Lucy

Looks like next Monday is going to be the coldest day of the week, too. It's odd.

I like the noise of walking on snow at higher temperatures, but at below -20C it is really horrible - just like rubbing two bits of polystyrene together.

It has been a fairly cold and determinedly snowy January. Looking forward to Spring!

Amanda