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Re: Weather

Post by Hen-Gen » Thu May 02, 2019 8:51 am

Luck huh? Weather forecast for tonight/tomorrow is for 3 inches of snow. Even for us this is freakish. Only good thing is that it’s better than three inches of cold rain, at least as far as lambs are concerned.
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Post by LadyA » Thu May 02, 2019 4:26 pm

Oh, that's grim! Very grim! I thought we were bad. It's not bad weather exactly. Not every day. We did have something like 48 hours rain recently, which was "challenging", but today, (so far) it hasn't rained at all. But it's cold for May! Has only stretched to just about 10C today. So, although I'm eager to get things in the garden, I'm actually thinking it's not too late yet. Not nearly too late. Except for the fact that our growing season seems to be getting shorter and shorter!
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Post by chrismahon » Sun May 05, 2019 7:48 am

We had a frost here this morning! Fortunately the forecast had said 2C and experience here meant we expected -2C in the garden. All is in and growing, which needed every piece of fleece we had to cover them and we did indeed have a frost. The fleeces will be staying in place today as another frost is expected tomorrow. Still, at least it is sunny and the wind has dropped.
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Post by Tweetypie » Sun May 05, 2019 9:33 am

It's 8 degrees in Nottinghamshire and cloudy, although the forecast is sunshine this afternoon. Hope so. Yesterday i was dashing about in between showers to get the lawn cut.
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Re: Weather

Post by chrismahon » Sun May 05, 2019 1:53 pm

According to the lunchtime news the previous coldest May in Gers record, set in 1997, was beaten today down from 0.5C to a new lowest of 0.3C and that could be beaten again tomorrow they say. Remember being told sunflower growers don't sow seeds until May because that's when there is no risk of frost and sunflowers are delicate- perhaps they need to re-think that date?
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Re: Weather

Post by Hen-Gen » Wed May 08, 2019 9:04 am

Today. Not a breath of wind, sun streaming down and warm. Early weeks weather all forgotten. Lambs gambolling, remaining chicks being good and dog attentive. Wild birds in a frenzy of breeding. Fulmars calling from the adjacent cliff, skuas hunting for the sick or dead and snipe drumming at dusk. Alls well with the world, or I should say, my world.
Ended up with eight lambs, three ram lambs and five gimmer lambs. Two of the rams have been castrated and will go in my freezer in November but the other one looks strong and of good type and unless he grows another head will be with me for breeding.
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Post by LadyA » Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 am

Today here is cold, windy and wet! I don't mind the rain, because the veg garden needs watering, and I forgot to buy a new garden hose. My hose, having stupidly left it out all Winter, has developed so many leaks that no water actually reaches the business end anymore!

The Met forecast tell us that the weather is to improve, temperature wise, around the weekend. It's been well below normal for the time of year. However, I checked the fruit trees this week, and the plum and pears have a good set of fruit. The apples are very late, and are still in full bloom, so hard to know how they will go.
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Re: Weather

Post by bigyetiman » Wed May 08, 2019 4:59 pm

Thats good news Hen-Gen, nothing like your home reared lamb.
Rained most of today, which the garden really needs, stopped at lunchtime brightened up then a thunderstorm with a downpour of hailstones. Now some steady rain to soak in. Looks like warm weather back next week.
Our apple trees are in full bloom, lots of figs this year and the gooseberries are laden, as are the currant bushes
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Re: Weather

Post by bigjim » Wed May 08, 2019 7:03 pm

Three water barrels filled, needed it.
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