Plenty in the New Zealand media reports about the "Polar blast" but hey - over in South Australia they were having their own snowstorms. There's something about a snowy picture on a fine day which leads to the comment "picture postcard" but even on days where the sun is hidden things can look "picturesque" and any of the photos in this story could be that.
The three woolly weaners in this photo belong to a Miniature Hereford Stud near Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand.......
while in the other very wintry scene, just north-east of Bathhurst, South Australia the minis are almost invisible under a snow duvet.
BUT, providing quality feed and good shelter is available the animals can weather almost anything.
If the pundits are right then we are in for an early Spring and some are even saying an early Summer. Let's
hope there is an in-between time of warmth and gentle rain which allows plenty of grass growth because
another severe drought on top of all that has happened recently won't earn Mother Nature many friends!