Wow, have we had some weather since I last wrote a farm post. 90 mm of rain in May has made a huge difference to the crops and the weeds! With my son’s wedding rapidly approaching, all my spare time has been spent in the garden. Two years ago he announced that he wanted it at home, just like his sister had done. Liz and … Continue reading Here comes the sun.
I got a call from the local ITV Meridian evening news show for the Thames Valley. They were getting all excited about April moving towards being the driest on record. I wasn’t entirely convinced that this was a news worthy story, but I decided to get involved for two reasons. Firstly it might make it rain, and it has, 4mm so far, some more would … Continue reading Rain where are you?
It’s been a very long time since we have seen this number of seagulls following the seed drill. The kites and buzzards mostly scare them off, but maybe they are particularly hungry after the spell of cold weather. Also, this field is but a stone’s throw away from Caversham Lakes and the River Thames, so maybe that has a bearing on it. Meanwhile, a day … Continue reading Manic March.