Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Silaging.

Silaging is in full swing here with many fields of grass down.   This morning there is thunder about and thunder means heavy rain.   Tess and I had a very early walk (7.45am) and then a trip down to our feed merchant in Masham for Layers Pellets, Corn, Farm Cat food and Dog Food.

One of the assistants had a seven-week old Border Terrier Pup - Ted - absolute delight.   I had forgotten just how beautiful Tess was when I first got her.

On the way back it was obvious that while I was down there there had been a thunderstorm as the roads were swimming with water.   But by the time I got home there was no sign that there had been any here so we must have missed it.   This is lucky as most of our fields are down and being silaged by a contractor.

We didn't even have that scorcher of a day yesterday - but I found it intensely hot in the night and hardly slept at all.

It is our Poetry afternoon today.   I have chosen my three poems and a piece of prose too  - I will post again later in the day with more about this.

16 comments:

wherethejourneytakesme said...

If you go to Masham (my daughter is in Fearby) but used to have a shop in Masham so it is possible you may have seen her! Small world. We had a cool day yesterday and a spotting of rain but nothing more. Today down here in West Yorkshire it is sunny but then clouding over at times. South West Scotland has had a flood warning! Have a lovely afternoon at your poetry class - I will be interested to hear what you have chosen to read.

Derek Faulkner said...

Good to see you getting Tess out early so that she doesn't miss out, dogs need their daily exercise. I was out early at 5.30 and it was a beautiful morning. All the "heatwave" hysteria on the radio today said it was going to be 34 degrees in the South East, well here in sunny North Kent in the SE, at 13.30, it is currently 20 degrees in a stiff E wind!

jinxxxygirl said...

Aaahhh puppies...love puppies and dogs really but don't want to have to take care of any more... clean up after them etc... so i have a cat... who practically takes care of himself..lol Ofcourse Mr. Jinx is a rather needy cat... he needs his treats and his belly rubs and scratches under the chin... oh wait.. maybe he's a dog..? lol We could use a little rain around here but its not too bad yet.. Hot , humid.. everything i detest about summer... But i looked out the window this morning while my coffee was brewing and a half a dozen deer were meandering around the yard munching grass.. 4 or 5 squirrels were chasing each other out front.. a Sparrow Hawk landed in the grass and hopped around a bit...not sure what he thought he had but he didn't find it.. lol Its 8am as i write this..having my first cup of coffee... Gonna be another hot one..but the mornings lately have been glorious..low humidity..It won't last but i'll take it... consider it a birthday present from Mother Nature..lol Big Hugs! to you Pat... I need to sit down and write you a letter... deb

Joanne Noragon said...

As a breed, there are few terriers I don't like. I did have a run in with a Jack Russell when I was a child, and I'm put off by them.

Mac n' Janet said...

We had a gully washer yesterday and got more than an inch. Didn't cool it down a bit, just made it steam. I know what you mean about sleeping/not sleeping in hot weather.

Countryside Tales said...

I walked early too to avoid the heat. I had mixed success! It's scorching here again but at least there's a bit of a breeze. The fields have been cut here too- glad the rain missed yours.

Rachel said...

Happy poetry and reading day. I love every day whatever the weather and each night.

justjill said...

The winds came as promised. Now we have heavy rain and thunder. We are surrounded by Barley fields here and waiting for it to ripen. We also have lots of calves with their Mums and sheep of course with swiftly growing lambs. Still warm.

angryparsnip said...

Enjoy your poetry afternoon.
I It is so hot here in Tucson plus all the fires burning around us the air is bad right now,

cheers, parsnip and thehamish

Heather said...

It is a little more bearable today here too, but my hands are still clammy and everything I touch feels sticky! Glad your local fields missed the thunderstorm and heavy rain. Our weather can be so localised. Tomorrow should be a cooler day for us, so maybe I will get the lawns cut. Enjoy your poetry afternoon.

Sue in Suffolk said...

I was going to ask you about the poetry group and then forgot, I love to hear what you have chosen as my poetry knowledge is poor.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I wonder if any other blogger has every titled a new post "Silaging". It would also make a good title for a poem about rural life in North Yorkshire.

Librarian said...

33 Celsius here as I was on my way home from work, and a comparably cool 25 in my bedroom right now.
Good to know the thunderstorm missed your area and silaging can go on as planned.
By now I guess you'll be back home after what was no doubt another wonderful poetry afternoon.

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

I really want a puppy. No rain here but 50% chance tomorrow morning. The garden could really do with it and so could the water butts.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Today's poetry read by ne:
A piece of prose from Roger Deakin's Notes from Walnut Tree Farm.
RS Thomas Cynddylan on his Tractor
Sophie Hannah - If People disapprove of you.

Lovely gentle afternoon finishing off with a cup of Lady Grey with lemon.

Sue said...

Lots of haymaking in progress here. The farmers have had ideal weather for it this year.