Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Brrrr - it's cold

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

Anon (C. 1600)


yorksnbeans said...

I always wonder about the wildlife when the weather is frigid.

Andy Holroyd said...

It's getting colder, there was a picturesque dusting of snow last night. My cats are haunting the house and so am I.

But I have a broken pane in my greenhouse and a squirrel has been burying grain in there, stealing it from the chickens next door. I think nature will find a way to see out the winter.

Duncanr said...

We've got 2 birdbaths in the back garden but the water in them was a frozen block of ice. Attacking it with a hammer and chisel couldn't move it so I had to soften it up with a kettle of boiling water before I could shift it and refill with 'running' water for the birds.

Someone gave me a large fruit Xmas cake. Naughty me opened it early. I didn't like it so broke it up and scattered it in the backgarden for the birds and the squirrels.

Looked out a couple of minutes later and the dogs who had been watching all this activity with a seemingly disinterested stare were busy scoffing the lot !!!

Andy Holroyd said...

Duncan, I dare not encourage bird life. I have two hunting cats who bring home enough trophies already but I have never known them to take a squirrel.

However, never leave a cat alone in the kitchen (or a dog) :-)

Happy Holidays!