Winter time in the Winter Garden

June 7, 2008 § 1 Comment

It was a lovely warm morning today, then (as forecast) the southerly change came through about lunchtime, bringing the temperature down from mid-teens to mid-single figures (with rain) in a couple of hours. This type of rapid change is normal for Christchurch – especially when when the wind turns from Nor-west to Southerly – but this afternoon the temperature just kept dropping.

The chooks got a mid-afternoon feed (popcorn with pork dripping), by which time it was about 3 degrees. As we were coming back in we noticed that the rain was getting lumpy. By 4:30 it was snowing, and even settling on the wet ground (which it doesn’t often do in Christchurch).

The chooks, although dry in their fully-covered Winter Garden digs, were unimpressed. This is the first time they have seen the snow (although we don’t know about Bessie), and their response? Go to bed early and snuggle up warm.

Pictures of the Winter Garden in (most definitely) winter time, below.


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