Starting from number one there are five new photographs on…

August 5, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number one there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

A tree I came across in Cornwall.

Some coastal rock formations in North Cornwall.

Looks like Arthur is arising from the waves to save us – might be a bit late!

Lions at Cotswold Park.

Raglan Castle.

We have cut 5 acres of grass today in the hope that we may have 5 days of dry weather to make some hay. I am not holding my breath that the Met Office forecast for the next 4 to 5 days is going to be right, they haven’t managed it in July other than 2 or 3 days. The other were from one day to the next with them changing their guesses in the hope that we may not notice that they have been changed.

It is not any persons fault for the rain we have had over the past month, but someone should have to answer for the wrong forecasting. We could have made hay in June but we held it off because of the barbeque weather we were promised. This is the latest that we have tried to make hay in all the time we have been at Denbury. It is not going to be that good even if the weather stays fine. All of the seed has dropped and a lot of the grass went over its best weeks back. New grass is even growing through the old. It is also the first time that we have not cut all of our grass to make hay. We have only cut 5 acres knowing that there is a good chance the weather forecast is going to be wrong. Not a good way to have to work to bring in our crop.

Most of the cereal farmers have not been able to combine their barley because of the weather. The barley should have been harvested at least two weeks ago. Some of the seed would have dropped meaning less barley and higher prices. Lets hope we get a good spell of dry and warm weather.