Outside it has been snowing continually for 3 days now. It's so very beautiful and I have been feeding the birds extra to keep them from starving.
Many hares and rabbits will be eating the bark and leaves if they can't get at the grasses under the snow. Life is hard for the animals.
Just recently as a husk of hares came by for some warmth ....
After they have a feed and a heat they will be going into my etsy shop
Arabella wanted to meet them first though. And she shared some of her ever plenty food with them and made room in her basket for a few who were extra cold. Now that she has a fleece over the top, she is very snug inside.
These are the last of my winter hares! Snowstorm on the left will be off soon for some adventures. In the middle is young Lapteva and on the right is Aphelion.
Now that they are in from the cold they are having a good rest!
This little lady is Allegra. Arabella was worried about her because she was so thin, however she has surprised us all with an appetite as big as a horse's!
and this is the very handsome Snowstorm again. He was infact born during a snowstorm! His adventurer mother was descending a mountain and he arrived a couple of weeks early!
and last of the babies is young Olympia! He is a real computer guru and can fix any computer malware problem. We nearly didn't see him out there in the deep, deep snow but his blue glistening eyes caught our attention.
and lastly a couple of mothers to come. Done in some vintage flowery material. I would have no idea which decade this came from but it's rather very pretty!
Luckily the local farm store, 10 miles from here in the middle of now-where, has fresh local kale, big tender broccoli leaves, pointed golden cauliflower, tasty brussels and plump broccoli - all exactly what Arabella loves, and yes, there is still a plate full for her!
I cut her carrots into chunks as it's easier for her to eat them that way. After all, nothing is supported firmly in the earth here and the long carrots just wiggled all over the place. Wesley gets his carrots and parsnips cut into long thin strips. His teeth aren't the best so I make it easy for him.
Uh - oh! where are they all going??
... I think so .....!
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