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 …

Industrial Farming

Easter will long be gone when you read this but, as I write, it is Good Friday and it is damp and cold. Last episode I confidently predicted spring, triggered …

Climate Change Confusion

The weeks of January are fast becoming a distant memory as Snowdrops and birdsong herald Spring, but the snow that fell and laid for an unusually long period for these …

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 …

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 …

A Farming Diary

I saw ‘our’ first swallow yesterday, 14th April. Along with hearing the cuckoo this really is a sign that spring is well and truly here. Hedges and trees agree with …