But when bad weather hits us like this, farmers in particular find it difficult to make ends meet, having to make allowances for the extra fuel and their extended working hours. I guess I can partly understand why some try to cheat the system and put red diesel in their cars. If they don't get caught it means they're paying half as much for fuel than they would normally pay at the garage. And as our white diesel round here currently stands at £1.24 per litre, that is quite some saving. Of course it means diddly-squat if they get caught and end up having to pay the £1,000 fine. We don't take chances though, we play by the rules. I'd guarantee that if we ever did take the chance, just the once, we'd get caught straight away. Sod's law, really. Here are a few more pictures of the snow. It hasn't got any better either, and my mood hasn't improved much!
|Front of the house. See the vast amount of snow on the roof.|
|Meggie (with the stick) and Bonnie|
|Bonnie & Meggie in the garden.|
|The bird table outside the kitchen window.|