Summer, What Summer?

On the bright side the trees and land are both looking amazing and the grass is growing as if it was still spring – we have seen some of the most beautiful rainbows with colours so vibrant that I nearly drove into the hedge while admiring them.

I should have known we were in for trouble as soon as back in February the MET pronounced we were going to have a long hot summer! Now the BBC are going to drop the MET  office for forecasts I only hope Robert Pestilence is not in charge of the weather as it will be constant storms on the horizon!

As I speak we are still combining wheat rather damp at 20% moisture but at least we are getting something in and we will be doing our best to reduce the oil lake as we are burning a lot of diesel drying it. Goodness knows when we will get the beans in, but I hope we will get an Indian summer and all will be well.

The animals have been loving the weather, not too hot and lots of grass so they all have big fat tummies, and we have had a great year on the holiday cottages, we have planning consent for our 8 mega Pods – so watch this space as we hope to be up and running next February.  If it was anything like last year, March will be wonderful, I remember wearing shorts then.

Our Village fete and open garden was damp, but well supported – we had a record turnout for the produce show, my highlight of course was testing the alcoholic drinks and homemade jams (my stomach has just recovered!)  – great – thanks for all who entered  for all you budding designers – we are going to have an Adult miniature garden class next year – max size 18 inch diameter dinner plate – start designing.

All the best to all – off to Moreton Show now more later….