Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Pheasant in a snow backpack!

Yesterday, and in particular overnight, most unexpectedly, we had more snow, about 2 1/2":

That makes 5 1/2" in total as can be seen on raised bed 3:
Raised bed 1 has had some blown off:

Made a mockery of us not going shopping on our usual day fearing heavy snow and slipperery surfaces. Today the roads were covered and driving into town, we averaged about 25 mph. It was a winter wonderland with heavy snow hanging on all the bare branches, wish I had taken some pictures of that, far more interesting!

I know food prices must be rising gradually which can catch us unawares. Our grocery only bill today was far more than it used to be. I checked the individual prices once home and anywhere from 2p to 10p extra on most prices from just a short while ago.

We menu plan, shop from the pantry and still costs rise. We only bought one piece of steak as our entire meat for this week so can't blame it on meat.


10 comments:

  1. Prices are going up here in northern Ontario Canada too, every time we shop it seems higher, grin and bare it I suppose. Your winter wonderland is lovely, I am partial to snow, we have it here from October til May. Take care, enjoy your steak!

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    1. Think I would be fed up with it for that long but is normal for you so guess you just get on with it. We will stir fry the steak to stretch it out.

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  2. I know exactly what you mean about the prices rising gradually. It surprises me how every time I go shopping something else has gotten a bit more expensive.

    I think you just might have almost as much snow as we have after our entire winter so far. Farmers are beginning to worry about how dry things are going to be this spring.

    God bless.

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    1. Snow is rare for us here but winters are certainly getting wetter, carrying on into a wetter Spring.

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  3. I think we must have had a flutter of snow over Tuesday night, judging by the individual flakes on the ground, but nothing really and it soon vanished. I think we've had winter now and it's supposed to feel significantly warmer after the weekend.
    Your snow looks beautiful. xx

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    1. Beautiful to look at. Had a good walk in the white woods yesterday, very nice. Not so nice on pavements.

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  4. Some prices have really jumped here as much as 30p/40p on some items, particularly fruit and veg. Tinned fruit is particularly expensive. Nice to see the snow it does make for a good photo.

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    1. Probably all the post Brexit customs problems. Glad it’s not just me, thought I was imagining it!

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  5. For a split second I thought that was a real pheasant!! Haha ....

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    1. Now that would have been a sight and a half.

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