Thursday, 1 March 2018

Red Weather Warning of Snow For Us!

Munchie at 15.50, as the red warning is in place - lots of snow already!
Somehow we've found ourselves in the middle of a red weather warning for snow!  It has been extremely cold outside and keeping the water accessible for the ponies is really quite a challenge as it freezes up so quickly.  Jenny's been helping by providing warm buckets of water from indoors.  As always, the ponies have plenty of hay, and they can go in the barn or stable for shelter, but ponies being ponies, they love to stand out in the weather!  It's been snowing most of the day but at 3pm it really escalated and it's been snowing heavily ever since!
Earlier in the afternoon

Keeping warm is so important - the wind chill is supposed to be -14 degrees Celsius - the ponies are OK - as long as they have food, their super fluffy coats keep them warm.  Alfie's got his thick natural coat and his "polar bear" snow paws.  For me it's 3 scarves, 3 pairs of trousers, 2 pairs of socks, 2 coats, 5 jumpers, a woolly hat, neoprene wellies and pair of waterproof gloves!    Then it's not cold at all!

The snow's blowing around a lot and it's very fine and powdery - more like icing sugar.  The red warning has only just started.  We bought Topsy a bag of meadowgrass chaff in preparation for the snow so she enjoying her extra feeds...whilst Star seems to prefer being out in the field.  The red warning is in place for a while yet!  I've brought the essentials indoors, including a shovel, just in case!
Topsy's extra snacks of meadowgrass

Munchie's photo even made it onto the BBCLocalLive blog on the BBC website this afternoon!

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