tirsdag den 3. februar 2015

Vejen hjem -- 5 -- On My Way Home

I dag slukkede gadelamperne medens vi var på vej ud ad døren - og det sneede! Uglemor ved godt at det faktisk var kyndelmesse i går, men verset her passer til i dag. Så er der efter gammel bondeskik den halve vinter tilbage - ikke til vinteren faktisk er slut, men til at dyrene igen kan slippes på græs. Hvis der var mindre end halvdelen af vinterfoderet tilbage på kyndelmisse, måtte man måske slagte et eller flere af dyrene.
 Godt nok er det altså ikke særligt koldt i dag, kun lige under frysepunktet, men vi har fået herligt meget sne det forgangne døgnes tid.

Today the street lamps were put out as we came out the door, and snow was falling!  MotherOwl knows perfectly well that Candlemas was yesterday - and we celebrated it Sunday, but this old poen about the hardest, coldest time of winter is very appropriate. Well, it is not that very cold yet only just below zero, and the days are longer by 1 hour 49 minutes - still most of them are in the evening, and only 41 minutes in the morning.
At candlemass winter was half  past. That is to say, that half the time where the animals were stabled and had to be fed, was behind us at candlemass. And if less than half the hay, oats etc. was left, you might have to consider slaughtering some of the animals.

  • Det er hvidt herude, kyndelmisse slår sin knude ... (St. St. Blicher, 1838)
  • It is white out here, Candlemas is Winter's deep ... 

Solopgang/solnedgang: 8:04/16:44, dagens længde 8:40, tiltaget 1:49 (Kilde: DMI)

1 kommentar:

  1. Uglemor,

    What a difference from last week! I wonder if the snow is still on the ground. I love the shades of blue in the photo.

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