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 Snow pictures February 2009

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Black headed gulls resting on the frozen lake.

As forecast, snow fell on Sunday night 1st February 2009, continuing all day Monday when about 10 - 12 cms was recorded (4 -5 inches). Local schools were closed and although the forest was closed to cars many families turned up using sleighs, baker's trays, doors, dustbin lids and other equipment to slide down slopes on Hog hill, Dog Kennel Hill and Cabin Hill. The blizzard had stopped, the buses ran again, and the sun shone on Tuesday. Although bright the temperature was just above freezing. On the farm the animals are well fed and cared for. To give them a supply of fresh water, the troughs have to be checked regularly and any ice forming needs breaking.

 Canada geese and a Hybrid goose walk on the lake slowly!

  Hainault Oak path.

 Going to the South Pole

 Group on a giant snowball

On a sleigh

Torddu or Badger face sheep

 The Tamworth pigs look cosy

 Zephyr sheltering

Norfolk, Jacob and Soay sheep.

 Old Hornbeam pollard

 Headland path

Fallen tree

Geese on farm