Hard times, hard wood

      Down on the orchard floor the prunings cut from the apple and pear trees provide a diet of hard-tack for the rabbits and deer.
      The 'lazy wind' is back and the weather has turned yet again with freezing winds from the  North East sending the temperatures spiralling down, particularly when the wind-chill is factored into the equation. This combination coupled with snow and frost has left the animals finding what they can, where they can.
      Definitely time for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade banana lemon drizzle cake.