Needless to say, there are many hundreds of red kites feeding daily. They are thwarted from finding food themselves due the the temperature being below freezing 24 hrs a day. -14 was recorded earlier this week with the result that streams are frozen over, and the farmhouse is without water..
Our main meat chopping machine has broken down so the standby (much smaller) meat cutter has been brought into service but is is incredibly slow in use. The entire weeks worth was cut up on this machine last friday by Colin and for which I am very thankful. Without a major thaw it will be the smaller machine for the forceable future .