Global Wheat Prices

Suddenly, 2011 is off at a gallop, the struggle with the snow and severe frosts in December a distant(ish) memory and Snowdrops are showing shoots through slumbering soil. Once again, …

Summer Scrapbook

Rainfall ( lack of ) Everywhere around here is dry. The weather pundits say the first six months of this year are the driest for 80 years or so. The …

Spring-time musings

As I write on March 13th, the influence of the long cold winter is still very evident. There are no daffodils in bloom down our farm drive yet, no leaves …

Weather Perceptions

One bright and breezy day, right at the end of September,  someone remarked to me that it was “another beautiful day”; not hot, not cool just a lovely sunny early …

Seasonal Favourites

Which is your favourite season ? Spring with the bursting forth of waking nature and the expectation of the sun on your back in days ahead. Summer with long lazy …

Rain at Last

I’m writing this on Saturday 6th June and at last we have some desperately needed rain, with more forecast over the next couple of days. We have had some very …