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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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HELLO! from BEAUTY and the BEAST

09 January 2010 11:42:21
HELLO!

HELLO!

It is now becoming BEAUTY and the BEAST. The boys wrote HELLO! on the frozen pond - lake yeaterday evening, hope it won't need to be changed to HELP!.

All riding has been cancelled today as it is just too cold and perhaps I'm getting too cautious in my old age but the idea of being responsible for people on horses and ponies being sharp in the freezing cold is something that I just don't feel I want to be in control of. The other reason is all water is now frozen in farmyard and stables no running water even with the usual heat supplied so not sure what we are going to do to get it running. I think this BIG FREEZE will make us look at how we can be better prepared if it's going to become the norm. How do other countries cope for months on end? Temperature down to -10 early last night no weather station here so no idea what it hit during the night has warmed up a bit and snowfakes falling so I'm off to brave the conditions and see whether we can get water up and running.


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J.D. J.D. 09 January 2010 12:25:00

What a nightmare, Cloncaw. I don't envy you. I hope the animals get drinking water soon. God love them


Jack17 Jack17 09 January 2010 13:15:28

Scene here in Raheny like wonderland and it is so easy yo walk on the snow compared to the last week or so when it was so icy underfoot. Sorry about your water problem. I hope the council can sort it out for you and the horses. 


fran m fran m 09 January 2010 16:54:33

Hope it sorts out soon for you all there.


fraoch fraoch 09 January 2010 18:16:40

You were wise to cancel the riding, no point taking chances. Hope the water problem gets sorted soon.


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