25th December 2019 Turbulent conditions were the number one topic in November/December… Turbulent political conditions (at least the government's Brexit bill has past its first hurdle)... ...and turbulent weather conditions: rain, gale, rain...! Our dogs are not bothered by the weather (Claudia, thank you ever so much for taking care of them)... ...and they even could be convinced (ok, Ziva...!) to sit for a photoshoot. The sheep put up with all the mud... ...and nothing prevents the ram to cover the sheep. Trying to escape the nasty weather, "our" racing pigeon was looking for a shelter for about 2 months... ...but her plucked feathers are getting wet. Beneficiaries of the rain are first and foremost fungi... ...fungi in all shapes and sizes. Every now and then the sun appears and gilds the scenery (here Levisham moors). Although the highland cows have a very thick coat that protects them from all kinds of weather, they possibly enjoy the sunrays... ...as well as good old Temba. She tries to inhale all the different smells... ...as for example the smell of rabbits! And suddenly (just a few days before her 14th birthday) she closes her eyes for ever at Whitethorn, the place where she was born. Dear Claudia, dear Christoph we sympathise with you. RIP unforgettable Temba (26.11.2005-13.11.2019) Some days before Christmas: no rain... ...but the the first snow! Unfortunately it doesn't stay - but nevertheless: We wish you happy holidays and not too many turbulences in 2020!