While snow fell in various parts of the Cape, late last night at our spot the temperature plummeted to minus 3. No snow, but a tad chilly nonetheless!
This morning: Chickens on ice? Danny inspects the ice circle emptied from the dog’s water bowl.
Two days ago. A burst water main just up the road on Frederick Street left a stream of water all along the road for several hundred metres.
What Ella and I saw this morning during walkies.
The council repaired the burst late yesterday but the freezing temperature ensured what hadn’t evaporated froze.
Yours truly does his version of Scott of the AntARKtic.
Don’t let the blue sky fool you, it was freezing.
Ice shards ejected from the hose when I turned on the borehole once the sun had been out for a bit.
Thick smoke like this regularly appears on the horizon at this time of year. As I’ve mentioned before, one can only hope it is just burning off scrub/old grass from the koppie. Though, if this is what’s happening, why they feel the necessity to do this I don’t know.
Building work on the lower part of the property continues …
… and taking longer than anticipated. Doesn’t it always? So I cleared a bit of land and prepared a patch of soil for some taters!
A rather nasty looking crack in the retaining wall revealed the remnants of a large tree root ( already dug out) once the soil had been removed!
Repairs are underway.
And other work continues also.
When you’re feeling blue … have a blue cake!
Collected this afternoon.