Yesterday we buried her ashes under the house. With more than 2 meters of snow still on the ground, which will remain frozen well into late march, we had no possibility of burying her body in the garden.
Behind our cellar, we have an approximately 80 cm high space running under the entire house to permit access to the pipes etc if needed. Here the earth is very compact but due to the insulation from the house above, it doesn't freeze.
So Oban's final resting place is right where she loved to be, always under our feet!!
Thank you, friends, for all your lovely words of sympathy, on my last two posts.