Here comes the sun.

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.

Climate Change; UK farmers are part of the solution not the problem.

This was my article for the Henley Standard on May 7th 2021. Why do farmers always talk about the weather? Could it be because we battle against it every day? We rely on getting sunshine and rain at the right time to help the plants to grow and provide the food we all consume. However, weather is not the same as climate. The dictionary defines … Continue reading Climate Change; UK farmers are part of the solution not the problem.

Rain where are you?

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?