|Hill Top Farm in winter|
She wore skirts and jackets made from Herdwick wool and would visit her tenants with an old sack over her shoulders to keep out the rain. No walking boots or wellies; clogs would be the standard footwear.
|Clogs by the spinning wheel at Hill Top|
|Cath, centre, wearing long skirt and jacket of Herdwick wool helping to plant the Beatrix Potter rose (not in winter!)|
There are tales of her helping to dig sheep out from snow drifts. Herdwick sheep have been known to survive for weeks buried in drifts, nibbling their own fleeces for nourishment. These are luckier.
|Winter snack bar|
Cattle aren't brought in to keep them nice and warm; as ruminants sheep and cattle have their own built in central heating provided by their digestive system. However, trampling hooves on wet ground soon reduce it to a muddy mess which won't grow grass for a long time.
|Breakfast cereal? (mentioning no names)|
Edwardian farm wear was based on natural fibres and women would wear long skirts.
|From BBC Edwardian Farm series - more pics on their website|
Now farmers have a wide choice of materials designed to keep out wind, rain and snow.
|What the well-dressed farmer wears to work|
|Paul models Ranger gear|
Even dogs have their own walking boots!
|Sam modelling boot on sore paw whilst waiting for a walk|