The Weather Needs to Make Its Mind Up

I JUST DO NOT BELIEVE IT!!!     You know how for the past few months we have been moaning on about how wet it is and how the land will take a full year to recover etc, etc, etc, Geoff has come into the house today and stated how dry the land is and how much we need rain……… the plants are stressing and the fertiliser is not being taken up, the grass for the hay isn’t growing.  I could go on but I tuned out at that point.

However the rape is looking fair to middling, and the flowers are just starting to come into bloom.  Yes the yield will be down, but at least at the moment there will be a crop.

Life is still hectic here on the farm, the Fastrac caught fire last week, still scratching our heads as to how the main bearing could shatter and twist but at least we caught it before too much damage was done.  We now have books all over the house covered in oil showing the different parts and how they are put together – some light bedtime reading.  We have caught up with all the drilling and are starting to get excited about Asparagus, a few spears have decided to emerge from the soil and we are poised with knife aloft to swoop down and cut them.  The first harvest of the year!

The ceiling in the lounge is now back in place, and the decorator has done his magic, peace is sort of reigning in the household, although our daughter and son in law together with grandchild have moved in short term while the bank and countrywide alliance FINALLY get their act together.  The least said about that the better, but hopefully all will be resolved this week.

The sun is shining today, the orders are flowing in and Leyburn was a great show.  We were next to a fantastic sweet stand with Carol and Geoff from Sweet Niblets Confectionary from Hartlepool.  www.sweetnibletsconfectionery.com  Really really good stuff!  Hope we are next to them next year!