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suomi



Joined: 10 Oct 2006
Posts: 91
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 4:41 am    Post subject: Brrrr!! its cold..!! Reply with quote    

Well winter is well and truly here,its now down to minus 23!
Its cold...but so beautiful....the air is clear,crisp and dry. You can be outside so long as your moving around its fine.
The sheep have a crisp coating on their fleece! but they love the cold, they prefer to sleep outside evn though they have a shed they can use, difficult keeping the water free from freezing !
the chickens are inside and at a stable plus 4, so they are happy.
Killed 2 cokerels yesterday, brrr that was cold...but had a sauna straight after.....ohhh lovely..
the trees start to make loud cracking sounds when it gets this cold.

we are staying nice and toasty inside with our 2 wood burners.Days are short, sun rises at 9.30 and sets at 14.00, so you do what you can outside the when its dark its time for all thoese inside jobs.
We are enjoying the winter..yiippeeee.
suomi.

Wentworth



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968
Location: Asturias, Spain
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi. I got up this morning to find a light dusting of snow in the mountain top (900 m high). Winters are generally very mild here. It was only 2 days ago that I was in short sleeves enjoying a 20 C during high noon. I do like a crisp and cold Winter´s day though. Enjoy the Winter.

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12408
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds lovely - we had a light frost overnight and it's a bright morning. I like a bit of snow, but we aren't really geared up for it here.

gil
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Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 18292
Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds grand, suomi.
Cold snap stopped sometime last night, and at daybreak it was raining with traces of snow.

kevin.vinke



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
Posts: 1304
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

-7 this morning. Just the sort of waether I like for cutting wood for the burners
Still having trouble getting across to the kids that the reasons they were cold sitting at the breakfast table is they were wearing T-Shirts!!!
Unfortunately we have a huge stairwell in the house which is impossible to heat and the concept that they should keep the doors to their rooms etc closed so they heat up still hasn´t got through.
Looking forward to the snow now

boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 3593
Location: Northern France
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Up at 5.10 this am and at work for 6. Bloody freezing. Nice now though.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 23641
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hello again
warm here bout 10c

the noises of cold are ace ,i like the sound of wind packed snow underski at -25c ,the tinkle of frozen waterfalls as they slowly slide down is nice .

i dont like hearing running water behind what i am front pointing up:lol:

the gentle crackle of a fire is great
keep warm ,enjoy

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Clara



Joined: 12 Feb 2007
Posts: 268
Location: the green green grass of wales
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

First snow here too, 1000m in the south of spain. An amazingly terrifying lightening storm on top of the house last night and now blue skies.

AnneandMike



Joined: 21 Jun 2006
Posts: 890
Location: Over the hill and soon to be far away
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hey Suomi, let's have some pictures. It would cheer me up. 4C raining and totally grotty here in Yorkshire.

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 4645
Location: London N21
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Teetering around 1 or 2 degrees right now. First flake of snow and London will grind to a halt.

Apparently, councils in the south of England have on average enough grit to last six days of freezing weather this winter. But I guess any stocks they did have would have been washed away in the past couple of months anyway.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 4849
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgmXrARr6aI

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 9972
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 09 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

MINUS 23 . Minus 5 here this morning and that was cold enough ... but a heck of a lot better than rain she quickly adds

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12396
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 09 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Really heavy frost here this morning. All the chickens water was frozen. The ducks don't seem to like walking across the frosty grass - they keep bouncing up in the air.

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12408
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 09 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No frost here today, but it's damp and overcast and it feels colder than yesterday - all raw and grey.

lettucewoman



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 7827
Location: Tiptoe in the Forest!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 09 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it's bl**dy persisting down with rain AGAIN here dammit!!! And flippin' freezing....

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