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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

The length of a cock crow

Minus one at 8am. Starting clear with a pretty hard frost.

January is the month when we occasionally reflect on that fateful decision to live in a stone house and heat it with wood... Still, the hazel is loaded with catkins, the primulas have started to appear and each day is longer than the last by the length of a cock crow (as they say hereabouts). Time to be busy with seeds...


Image : Ben Terrett, Noisy Decent Graphics (and Kellogg's)

5 comments:

lavanna said...

Oh, I would love to see where you live, and paint everything!
Wood stoves are a lot of work. My mother and brother live in a house built 1910 (that's old for Americans), and the house is heated w/ a wood stove. It's a lot of work!

~Lavanna

LadyFi said...

Sounds cold, but we are indeed moving towards lighter times although winter has such a grip here, I'm not expecting spring until May this year!

LindyLouMac said...

I agree and it is this time of the year that I ask myself why, then we have a sunny day and I remember!

Debbie said...

I bet it is a little chilly in there. Is it hard to stay as warm as you would like?

Louise said...

Hi all -- thanks for these comments! Yes, Debbie, it is pretty hard to stay as warm as I personally would like, but I appreciate it more when things get cosy! ;-)

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

The length of a cock crow

Minus one at 8am. Starting clear with a pretty hard frost.

January is the month when we occasionally reflect on that fateful decision to live in a stone house and heat it with wood... Still, the hazel is loaded with catkins, the primulas have started to appear and each day is longer than the last by the length of a cock crow (as they say hereabouts). Time to be busy with seeds...


Image : Ben Terrett, Noisy Decent Graphics (and Kellogg's)

5 comments:

lavanna said...

Oh, I would love to see where you live, and paint everything!
Wood stoves are a lot of work. My mother and brother live in a house built 1910 (that's old for Americans), and the house is heated w/ a wood stove. It's a lot of work!

~Lavanna

LadyFi said...

Sounds cold, but we are indeed moving towards lighter times although winter has such a grip here, I'm not expecting spring until May this year!

LindyLouMac said...

I agree and it is this time of the year that I ask myself why, then we have a sunny day and I remember!

Debbie said...

I bet it is a little chilly in there. Is it hard to stay as warm as you would like?

Louise said...

Hi all -- thanks for these comments! Yes, Debbie, it is pretty hard to stay as warm as I personally would like, but I appreciate it more when things get cosy! ;-)