The farm is frozen solid, which is not surprising after 20 consecutive days of sub-zero temperatures. Some of the consequences of the cold are serious, not least the fact that there is no running water to the farmhouse as the pipes which run underground from the spring to the farmhouse have frozen. Jean and Tony and their three children are relying on bottled water and buckets carried from from the yard. Because of the ice it is impossible to drive down the one mile long track to the main road, so the children haven’t been able to get to school. But they are more than happy looking after the pigs, which are shown here enjoying the morning sunshine with some Herdwick lambs.