By Wednesday morning the snow on the ground by Algy’s home had melted… but then the clouds grew heavier and heavier as the morning progressed, and soon a combination of wet snow and icy sleet began to fall, providing Algy with an ideal opportunity to test his friends’ theories about the best hairstyle for such conditions.

He discovered that his own hairstyle seemed to be fine for as long as the icy drops were content to remain on his hair, but once they melted and trickled down his face and soaked all his feathers, it was not quite so satisfactory…

Algy thinks that perhaps he should persuade his assistant to knit him a hat…

Algy thanks you all very much for your interesting, kind and helpful replies to his recent posts, including your fascinating reports about the weather in your part of the world 🙂

Keep warm, everybody xoxo

But what is the most appropriate hairstyle for freezing temperatures?

Algy’s friend eriasu-desu replied to his post:If you live in a remote area in the bleak…

But what is the most appropriate hairstyle for freezing temperatures? 😉

And that is indeed an excellent question, eriasu-desu – and one which occupied Algy and the Highland cow for some time…

The Highland cow was of the opinion that the most appropriate hairstyle was one that covered as much of the face as possible, in order to keep the frost out of the eyes, nose and mouth, but Algy felt that when the snow turned to persistent sleet – as it so often did in the West Highlands – that particular style would have its drawbacks, as it would tend to encourage icy water to trickle down the face all day long…