It’s a long time since the Balfour Battery yarnwife and her charges has had a visit – but there they (almost all) are, having survived the winter cold and gales. The yarnwife and her bag of swag don’t seem perturbed by their winter experience.
Balfour Battery yarnwife has watched over her treasures carefully over the winter. Not only is she looking good, but nothing has gone missing since July 2012 – a mean feat.
And she was part of a Radio Orkney Tullimentan broadcast on 27 March too (link: https://soundcloud.com/radio-orkney/tullimentan-march-2013 for interview in the last 12 minutes of the programme), so she has every right to feel pleased with herself.
Things have not fared so well at the Brough of Birsay. Birsay yarnwife has always been a bit wayward, and went roving last summer. She returned to the Brough of Birsay to take care of her treasures in August 2012. But since then she has left again. Who knows where she is now?
Birsay yarnwife’s treasures look a bit neglected, but most of them seem to have managed on their own. Maybe Birsay yarnwife took one or two things with her when she last went roaming.
The Wideford Hill wifie has managed better over the winter. All her treasures are still there and with a little spring cleaning they look pretty much as they ever did. She has had a visit from Hegasaer as well, to make sure everything is in order.
Even the butterfly which landed on the gatepost last summer has stuck out the winter weather.