So said the forecast for the area today, and it was certainly chilly at the Knoll, where the whole snowy carpet was covered in animal tracks. Was it a mass of creatures stampeding about or a single rabbit trying to look busy? A great place to improve tracking skills, should we get another suitable dump of the white stuff.
Further afield (actually Hither Field), there was a cutting easterly wind that made it feel even colder.
As the snow reluctantly disappears, Barn Field's slopes are no longer hosting sledge runs. Some of these unfortunately ended abruptly in our Kidney Vetch patch, flattening half the protective fencing and pulling out the posts. The fallen noticeboard had to be removed as there was no way of renewing its hole in the frozen ground.
Another job for the spring!
Massed tracks in the Knoll.
Braking point for sledges; breaking point for our fence.
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