......but this is what we woke to this morning...................
....and about 4 hours later, it had changed to this.............
Large coffee cup added for perspective!
It's definitely not a great day to be a newborn lamb, we are just hoping that the ewes have headed for shelter, it is snowing so heavily now, that we would do more damage than good by going out into the paddocks, and would end up chasing ewes out of shelter and mismothering lambs. Not even sure if the motorbike would get very far in this at the moment anyway.
Up until now lambing had been going great, weather had been not too bad, and the ewes were lambing with very little trouble. Guess we are now paying for the great winter we had! We are only bottle feeding about 12 pet/orphan lambs just now, but that will probably change once this storm passes. I think most of New Zealand is experiencing terrible weather this weekend, heavy rain, huge winds and sea swells in the North Island and snow and rain in the South Island. They have forecast it for nearly a week, but after seeing on the news some of the snow that Tasmania in Australia got, we were just hoping it would not get that bad.
My plans for Friday Night Sew-In didn't quite come off as I'd hoped, I did get the cutting out of my quilt runner done, before it just got too cold in my sewing room and I settled for some cross stitching by the fire instead. Here's a peek at what I was working on. Hopefully I will have something to show for my efforts by the end of the weekend!
If you were participating in FNSI, I hope you had much better results!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend.................Nicky