We had about 4” of snow on Monday & Tuesday, & very, very pretty it was too. And it still is very pretty, although rather crunchy underfoot given the low temperatures that persist – for example the forecast for tonight is -8 degrees, which is startlingly low for round here.
It’s not all Christmas card loveliness, of course – predictably, the country has ground to a complete halt, & with the very cold weather, the pavements are icy, & the roads treacherous – I daren’t take the car out the garage.
It’s also bloody freezing, & I am getting fed up with wearing fifteen layers, & having to dress as if for Everest base camp even when just nipping up the road for a paper.
This properly cold winter spell is excellent though, as it should kill off the whitefly if nothing else, so that’s good news, & although I’ve eaten all the parsnip, swede & leek which I had from the Hill at the weekend with further supplies frozen in situ, I still have the freezer at home to raid for peas, broad & runner beans...