|The sun! It does exist|
At 8:30am in the morning it is only just beginning to get light, by 9:30am we have daylight of sorts. It has been pretty dreach here in Latvia (dreach is a brilliant Scottish word, to mean horrible, dark weather and pronounced dreeek) and so it hasn't been getting very bright, although we did see the sun yesterday, for all of five minutes and today I actually saw some blue sky for a bit longer than five minutes. It doesn't last long though because by 12:30pm you can tell the sun is beginning to head downwards and it is dark by 3:30pm At least now the days will be getting longer since we have passed the winter solstice.
|No more trudging the streets of Tartu for|
|Munching away on green grass instead of hay. Ian had|
taken the electric fences down before the ground got
frozen, but with the recent rise in temperatures, he put them
back up again and the animals are appreciating it.
|Just a pity so much of our grassland looks like this! This|
isn't recent damage from the wild boar, but you can see
how much grass we have lost through their digging
|These little chappesses went for a wander today. Ian found|
them down by the hay store, but a rattle of food trays soon
sorted them out
|Our goose-stepping chicken is no more|
|Back in the herd again!|
|Another issue we are facing is the increase in moss in our|
fields. You can see all the light green patches. It is going
to need a serious raking in the spring
|Any guesses on what Ian's newest Franken creation is?|
To finish on a more festive note, here it is! The tree Ian selected. We didn't even fall out over the tree, instead we reserved it for processing a bag of leeks - a bin bag full that is, not a carrier full. We were both tired I guess. Anyway as you can see, the tree is up, just not decorated. I will get around to that tomorrow. Must get the decorations out first though. So I hope you all have a super Christmas no matter how you chose to celebrate it.
|It's quite a nice tree on three sides,|
which is perfect. The slightly
flatter side has been arranged to be
at the back. Not bad for a weed tree