When Will It Ever Stop Raining?

Y Fan Wen

Member
Location
N W Snowdonia
It’s amazing the variations we have in weather on such a relitavly small island. Ground is burning up here and its not grown much in 2 weeks and nearly everybody has been cutting and baleing rushes. Parents place by the coast looks like half the fields have been glyphosated 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈 No need to worry about hitting any rocks if there was silage to be cut, they all have a 3m exclusion zone around them 😂😂😂😂
When the lawn stops growing you know it's dry. Haven't touched it for a month.
Turbine stopped on the 18th and I will need a week of serious rain before I think about a restart.
I normally have the yearlings separate in the highest part of the farm over the summer but I had to open the gates because they have no water there any more.
 
Still keeps raining here and no sign of any haymaking weather or harvesting for that matter. A few combines been trying to start wheat but moisture contents are high.
Too much grass and any spare time spent topping!!!
 

dowcow

Member
Location
Lancashire
We are a bit short of rain here in Lancashire too. I know some people in the area have had heavy showers hit them, but they've mostly missed us and the grass isn't growing well at all. Todays rain so far.... well it is over 1mm... but isn't 2mm yet.
 

puppet

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
Thank goodness it has started raining here washed the dust of the grass wet couple of days I hope
Glorious heavy rain now. Slurry and fertiliser on yesterday.
Second cut showing where the soil is thin.
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Looking more like Australia but the cattle are doing fine though need a shift now.
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Only 70 acres left to cut! The dew is terrible at the moment and things just don't seem to be drying. We managed a few yards yesterday before it rained again!

Last year harvest was wrapped up by the 14th of August, not much we can do but just wish we could get that one elusive day and finish!!
 

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
Only 70 acres left to cut! The dew is terrible at the moment and things just don't seem to be drying. We managed a few yards yesterday before it rained again!

Last year harvest was wrapped up by the 14th of August, not much we can do but just wish we could get that one elusive day and finish!!
Where abouts a are u seem a normal one here with what looks like an early sept finish. Certainly looks earlier than the 17th sept finish in spring barley of last year
 
No measurable rain here since 7th, after I posted 4 posts earlier, and now we have NE winds which have dried everything out for the top 3-4". OSR despearately needs rain now. But long term forecast is to stay dry for the next month and still that dratted NE wind.

" Ah, it's all because the Jet Stream is too far south."
 

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.



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