Any road (proper northern English talk, what's wrong with some proper slang?) according to Country File the residents of the British Isles have been having an 18 month winter. I think that's a bit optimistic, don't you? I can't remember a proper summer since 2003. One of those years when you look like you've been to Spain and you have only been sitting outside or weeding the veg plot. The seasons are up the spout and I think it's time the weather booked up.
We (me and number one son) had a go at ploughing with Anna Ford and my sixty five Euros plough this week. Here's a few pictures.
|Half ploughed field. Then it rained for a change.|
Parts of the field now have some nice ruts that are full of water. Can I say that these are natural habitats for wading birds and smallholders in wellington boots? All this trouble for some Fodder Beet. Anybody want to help me pike (by hand) fym over the furrows? Oh the joys of smallholding farming . It's raining again today. This is not cricket is it? Rain stopped play.