Its that time of year here when the campsite is empty, apart from the permanent residents. Last weekend we had a big snowfall and its stayed freezing all week so the sheep have needed extra food, their normal grass diet has been buried. Augustus our Shetland ram is particularly friendly as he knows i have food for him whenever i appear.
The trees all look very beautiful with frost on their twigs and you can see right into the surrounding woods where the deer lurk out of the cold winds.
The only downside to the beautiful, clear skies and crisp fresh air, is that all the water freezes. So each morning my first duty is to thaw out buckets of water for all the creatures we share the campsite with.
But it pays off in the long run.