............... of Xmas Cards. It's very picturesque here but extremely hard work at the moment.
We still have no running water and Si is having to go and defrost the tap at the top of our land when the temperatures get up to 0C which is about the warmest we have experienced for the past week. He is carrying down containers full of water which we are warming before we give it to the animals. The only problem is that because they are only eating dried feed and hay they are thirsty all the time. I didn't help matters yesterday when I fell over when entering the barn. I fell over a hurdle which ended up flat on the ground with me on top of it. A full container of warm water flew out of my hands and all over the floor. I was more upset about the waste of water which then froze overnight into a solid sheet of ice. I ended up with imprints of the hurdle on my legs. I was even too sore to knit last night.
Looking on the bright side, doesn't the snow make everything look tidy?