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Archive for August 21st, 2008

Harvest Watch

I have cut some of my winter oats, but progress round here has been painfully slow due to the rain which goes on and on.    Repeated visits to the BBC South of Scotland weather page show endless blue patches (of rain) on this neck of the woods.     The wheelbarrow is just about full of water now.

Combines round about have been getting stuck right up to their axles, and have had to be winched out of boggy holes.

The last disaster harvest we had was in 1985, when we had a wet July, wet August and then a really wet September.     If things dry up from now on in, we could still be OK, but early crops like oilseed rape, winter barley and winter oats are already starting to spoil.

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