On Thursday I posted pictures of Rye after the heavy snow, and yesterday we went up to the woods in the Land Rover to take some pictures and process more firewood. It's the most snow I've ever seen in East Sussex, in fact the most anywhere, apart from Cairngorm!
This is the track into the woods:
Of course, this holds no fear for the Land Rover - we'd just driven safely down a steep hill that was too icy to walk on without falling over!
To give you a better idea of how deep the snow was up in the wood, here it is lying on a stile, with a credit card for scale:
The snow had piled up on everything it could, including stools:
and our firewood shelter:
Well, we were there to process firewood, so we loaded our cutting rack a couple of times with split year-old wood:
and that was enough to finish refilling it:
We fed the birds as well, topping up the bird feeder and also leaving some on the ground for the Robins, who aren't so keen on using the feeder. If fact, it was the Coal Tits who went there first:
but they spend more time in the feeder usually:
There were actually two Robins around, so there was a bit of fighting and showing off - I guess an area where humans leave food is prime territory...
We were also pleased to see a Nuthatch, digging for bugs in the Oak trees:
but it also ventured down to the feeder as well:
Apart from working and feeding the birds, we also got loads of pics of the snow scenes. I'll include them all here, as I think my Mum may want to get some of them printed for making cards...
Back at home, the icicles had reached a huge size:
and the splashing from the leaky gutter has iced the bin:
Well, it's all melting now, and it's raining, but it's going to cold again tomorrow night. No more snow for now I think, but plenty of frost - which is better for work in the woods, really.