Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Sunday, 29 July 2007

5 day weather forecast


As l turn to the BBC 5 day weather forecast, hubby races into the office as whoops of excitement radiate around the house. 'look' l shout, wildly jabbing finger at screen then grabbing the print out of the 5 day forecast... 'look'' l gasp again, 'no rain for at least 5 days! look! sunny symbols for EVERY day! Look! 25'C!!'


OK this is a wee bit sad, but to be quite frank with you, this will be the first forecast in months that has not had black clouds with rain drops coming out the bottom. A quick finger count & l reckon it could be April since the forecast looked this sunny. oohh.

Boy have we had some rain in the past months. This is the part of the UK forgotten about by the press & politicians. Our floods happened 4 weeks ago but to show the fear that still prevails around the the words 'heavy rain', a neighboring village, which had been under 4 feet of water, last night had its villagers barricading themselves in their homes with sand bags because heavy rain was forecast. We had none............

So with any luck it looks as though August will be a return to summer, or perhaps l should say the start of summer? Hopefully the flood, [pictured left] standing in a long drained kettlehole lake, should soon recede or perhaps even evaporate, tram lines in the wheat 'side oupp' & combines be able to roll without being tugged & pushed by tractors. What a flipping year.............

18 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Yes! We are having breezy sunshine and it's wonderful! J has the combine out, serviced and ready to roll. I have to bait box ready, bread defrosted and flask warmed up. It'll probably be next week sometime when the combine roars into action but it is exciting isn't it. VERY!!

Crystal xx

Posie Rosie said...

Hope the sun reaches you and stays for a good while, we have been incredibly lucky. Good luck with the crops!

sally's chateau said...

Huraaaah, hope mrmoo's is fully prepared for the avalanche of people licking their lips in anticipation of a cowpat.

laurie said...

and here we are with no rain all summer, and me racking up huge watering bills by having the sprinkler going constantly, trying to save the roses and the hostas. (i've given up on the grass.)

but i'm very glad you're finally getting some sunshine.

The Country Craft Angel said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed that Mr Moo's now has a successful summer holidays and this brings the tourists out, looking for delicious ice creams!!

warm wishes
x

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Sunshine and showers here - warm in the sun but berludy chilly when it goes in . . . hope the rain does indeed hold off for you. Now where is the hotest summer on record that we were promised?

countrymousie said...

Isnt it exciting - sunny for nearly a week - it did of course rain another quarter inch last night! Storm has just gone round us, and it is still sunny now! Good luck with harvest.

@themill said...

Will your combine be able to cut without sinking? Not sure ours will.

Milkmaid said...

Nearly had to pick myself up off the floor after looking at the 5 day forecast, we are addicted to it too, had 2 fantastic days so far, I've been gardening, busily making up for lost time, washing, ditto and S has been mowing and baling - it really doesn't get much better- now thats sad

muddyboots said...

@the mill, if it stays dry we should be OK, going to leave the wet bit [see picture], as this is carr land & SSSI to boot. Fields that have been combined & ploughed are drying very fast now & if not worked down soon could bake out.

mutterings and meanderings said...

Woo hoo! Roll on summer proper...

Suffolkmum said...

Fingers well and truly crossed, for all of us, but especially for those of you with businesses that depend on something formerly known as summer.

Grouse said...

We no longer have to make hay or silage but have to mow acres of bracken if we are not to be overrun with it.............and guess what? Just as the sun comes out and we can get on.....the flail mower is b******d! Ah! Well! At least the sun is shining!

Blossomcottage said...

May this wonderful sunshine continue and perhaps it will now have a chance to warm up a little.
Blossom x

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

good lets hope you have some spare to send here!!

Woozle1967 said...

Here's to the sunshine! Hope it stays with you.xx

Gwen said...

I think that, strangely, the rain has been far worse in England. It has been quite sunny here, certainly in the last couple of weeks. I hope it gets better for everyone in August!

KittyB said...

about bloomin' time!! Hurrah for the sun!
Meant to be in Whitby today, having fish and chips from the Magpie's newish takeaway bit (at last), but the boy has feigned illness - hurrah! I do love Whitby but not for six hours straight with no respite.
Nice ideas for days out - can anyone actually eat a full Fat Rascal at once or am I just a wimp?

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