I’d like to claim it’s all the fault of the weather, but really it’s just my lack of preparation, a bit like my blog really – and there are still several items to catch up on so I will shortly be posting on some of the shows that flew by in the autumn. Somehow I managed to leave my big shovel up at the barn after using it to shovel a big pile of s*&t….errr….. manure so I had to take a trip up to the barn in the snow. An opportunity to take some more photos.
I used to put the doortops on my 1965SWB during the winter but recently I’ve not bothered so it has natural air conditioning all year round. It certainly stands out in the snow – people can’t quite believe it. Since I don’t go far and am always hauling gear in and out it makes sense to me, after all there it no heater so it’s not going to be much warmer with the doortops on and the canvas down.
One thing that is strange at the moment is the combination of deep snow and the leaves on the oak trees. I’m not sure why but a lot of the oaks still have a lot of leaves on at the moment. Am I going mad or is this normal?
Meanwhile back at the shed, the snow has put paid to finishing the work on a Landrover restoration project. This landrover which is known as Puff because of it’s numberplate PFF623 – and because it’s Puff the magic landrover – it just appeared! – has had a lot of work done this year and with my friend Richard we’re not far from getting it done.
It will be perfect for hauling the firewood – but in this weather it seems that Alison has taken a shine to it so I may have to rethink the plan. At the moment it’s fighting with the shavehorse for room in the shed whilst we work on the brakes and redo the wiring harness.