Well there we were, one moment it was over 20 degrees and I was looking for my shorts, then a few days later, snow. Well a couple of flakes anyway, but really cold northly winds. You could almost hear the crops grind to a halt. Statistically we are more likely to get snow at Easter than we are at Christmas. My Dad always used to … Continue reading What happened to spring?
I am a glass half full type of person as I am sure most farmers probably are. Otherwise, why would you plant something 10 months in advance of harvesting, not knowing what the weather was going to throw at you? My precision agriculture problems of the last few weeks are slowly progressing towards a solution, but we are not there yet. Thanks to long conversations … Continue reading Glass half full.
When I sit down to write these blogs it is always with a sense of anxious anticipation. Although thoughts about what I might write next are often passing through my addled brain, it’s not until I start typing that I actually find out what topics will appear. Earlier in the week I decided it must be lack of rainfall. Could we be on to a … Continue reading An April shower leaves the records in tatters.