Is anyone asking where has the English Summer gone? Or is this a typical Summer, so there's no point in asking?
The farmer has only one more lot of haymaking to do - for a nice lady who has four horses. The weather was pleasant - sunny and breezy, perfect for the job - on Monday so he cut her field. Quite a few people around us did the same thing.
Since then it has rained almost non-stop. Tuesday was just a damp foggy day with intermittent showers - 5mm all day. Yesterday it rained more or less all day - another 7mm. Overnight it was damp and misty. Today it is warm, occasionally sunny and with a slight breeze, but not enough to dry the grass. Tomorrow the forecast is similar and then there are two wet days forecast again.
It is difficult not to keep weather-watching and it must be even more difficult for the lady concerned, with four horses to feed over the winter.
Farming is never easy.