In this post I'm after a bit of help!
I'm currently writing an article for a popular magazine about being prepared for hard winters - A kind of batten down the hatches and stock up piece.
I want to give lots of advice but also contain some stories from hard winters in the past, especially on farms, smallholding and homesteads. Winters like 1963 or 1982 spring to mind, although they were before my time so it would be great to have some first hand accounts and stories.
Also I'd love to know what unusual items or ones most people wouldn't have thought of that you now keep in stock because of a hard winter or a problem you had to overcome.
If anyone has any old pictures from winters past it would be great if I could use them? I'd love some pictures of people and animals snowed in or pictures of heavy snow - I bet there's some great pictures out there!
You can leave comments here or email through pictures via my contacts page or through social media and you'll have my everlasting thanks and a mention!