30 November 2010


Monday morning. I wake up, confident that the weather lady got it right this time round. Heavy snowfall on the coastal areas of Co. Down, Northern Ireland. And that’s us! I walked into the kitchen, turned on the outside light and looked. A beaming smile appeared on my face – there were at least 4 inches of snow on the ground.

So much snow can only mean one thing – a day off school!

Pip had already seen snow, but not this much.

I can’t seem to find my legs…

I was really pleased with Pip yesterday. She was turning into Ben (in a good way).

She was posing.

It was the same sort of posing that Ben does – standing of sitting somewhere, staring at me until I turned around, took a picture and gave her a treat. She’s clever in that way.

Did you get that last shot?

Ben and I had a job to do on Monday morning – checking the sheep. Ben enjoys this job.

We’re gonna check the sheep – cool!

The snow was very deep (for what we’re used to anyway).

And the ewes had to dig for their breakfast.

Ben was having a blast running around in the deep snow.
Here I come!!!

We could see all around us, and we could tell that there was going to be a lot of chaos. This is a photo of the Mourne Mountains:

Very snowy.

I could tell that the sheep were hungry because whenever I stopped the quad to check them, they stood and stared at us.
Sheep in snow

One, Roy, even came over to us.

Have you got any food?

Poor lamb.

Pip loves the snow.

And so does Ben:

And I do too, come to think of it.


  1. Thats awesome you have that much snow, we are sooo jealous as usual down here in Texas! Wow Pip does pose like Ben - thats great they are having so much fun in the snow!

  2. The dogs always love the snow, the sheep, not so much:( Do you have haul more feed now?
    And a day off school, that was always a great thing!

  3. Isn't it funny how snow brings out the kid in all of us including our dogs. Even late in the season when I'm sick of the old snow a fresh covering always makes me happy.

  4. Beautiful photos! Enjoy your snowfall!

  5. Little Pip - your legs are SO LONG! You could probably step right over me ...sigh, can I still call myself Big Pip? That snow looks like lots of fun! We don't have any yet.

    Your pal, Big Pip

  6. Sigh, snow. Our one snowfall long ago melted off and we are waiting on more.

  7. You have so much snow there! Looking mighty good there, Pip! You and Ben seem to be enjoying the fun of snow. The sheep, meh, not so much.


  8. The snow looks so good and beautiful! I especially love the pictures of the sheep and mountains. I think it looks like a postcard. Pip and Ben look so happy in the snow!

  9. Love the snow shots! How did you get the snow fall effect on your photos? That was NEAT!

  10. Beautiful! Luv the shot of the sheep lookin back at ya :)

    Pip's grown since I visited last (yes incognito ;)
    She is scrumptious!

    Followin your tail,

  11. Love the snow shots! They look like they are having so much fun. We've always enjoyed the snow, but don't get much where we live now.

  12. Don't you just love not being able to see your legs?:) Snow is just one of the most pawesome things, ever!

    Teddy Bear