The weather got very cold again – walking on the bog, the sphagnum moss crunched underfoot, unlike its usual squelchy/springy response.
The light was exceptionally bright though – the first field benefitted from it a lot:
By far the most exciting event of the day was the arrival of a new fridge/freezer. We’d been getting by for months with an electric (Peltier) coolbox, but with great uncertainly on the horizon with COVID-19, we thought replacing the old broken fridge/freezer would be a sensible option.
Since a lot of the companies don’t know how much longer they’re going to be able to trade, the one we chose bent over backwards to fulfil the order. I phoned them and paid them, and the fridge was with us less than three hours later. They took away the old one too (thanks to the genius of the EU’s WEEE legislation from 2008). The new one is a Beko, as they seem to be one of the only companies that produce fridge/freezers that are designed to be ok in unheated rooms (which the kitchen often is), and had one short enough to fit under the slightly esoteric kitchen cabinet layout we have.
The evening light was amazing too… some very cheery shepherds I imagine: