Tuesday, 14 June 2011
One perfect summer's day.
Here in the UK in some 'summers' a real summer's day is as rare as hens' teeth. It is still very cold at night and we are still having a log fire every night. For the last two days it has been raining heavily and for weeks before that it has been cold and windy. We did have one week of real summer weather in May - early Spring! Yes that is the contrariness of our weather system and may well account for why we all become so preoccupied with it.
But today it has been a perfect summer's day. There is a tiny breeze; the sun has shone in a cloudless sky all day; it is warm - and above all there is a smell of summer. That smell is of grass, wild roses, greenery in general and it is a delight to be outside.
It has also meant that we can at last gather in the last of the first cut silage. This morning it was rowed up and then baled in big round bales. Now, at 5.30pm, we are waiting for the wrapper to arrive. Then it will be all hands to the deck to get all the wrapped bales into the barn before dark (i.e. before the rabbits get to them!)