Roads are lethal this morning so can't walk the dog or go for a ride. I tried a walk round the field but have been awake most of the night with a flaring ankle, so frozen rutted ground is not a good idea, standing in one place throwing a ball was a better plan. The ponies, aged 21 and 24 will go our later, bucking, rearing, chasing each other in circles and rolling in the snow, wish I felt like that in the mornings. The snow in the Lakes looks beautiful from here.
Woodpeckers started drumming this week. I counted sixteen different bird varieties in our garden (plus rats!), I love washing up with that to watch. Made 23 jars of marmalade this week, after such a poor summer for fruit there was very little jam made. Potatoes are chitting, seeds bought, now hoping for some energy to plant, weed, water and nurture.
People keep telling me "your arthritis must be bad in this cold weather", can't say I notice a difference, what do other folks find?