Friday, 2 July 2010
At last we have had rain. Not as much as forecast but we are so desperate any is good. Rather than arriving at 2pm and continuing through the night until mid morning today, it started at 6pm and by the early hours of the morning had turned to a very light drizzle. Even so we are hopeful that the scorched grass will soon start to grow and the fields will turn green again.
Everywhere was beginning to suffer, despite nightly watering the veg patch was starting to look a little sorry, the pond had all but dried up in the shallows and the sheep were beginning to look longingly at the one area that still had green grass - the new poultry pen, which tomorrow they will be let onto.
The forecast is for hot dry weather again. Good for the tourist trade but a little nightly rain occasionally would also be very welcome.