A Pause In Summer…

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Sunday 10 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Early summer it may be (for us), but Mother Nature has her own way of just reminding us who’s boss on this Mother’s day! Late yesterday evening, I was finishing off gathering the last of the hay. Using the large 50kg feed and fertiliser sacks, I was there until almost dark stuffing the hay/straw in as tightly packed as my arms could muster. Some rain had been forecast, but one never quite knows if it’ll hit us or not at this time of year…

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…well let’s just say that it did !!

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The morning was bright and still warm; not ‘hot’, but in the high 20’s (80’s), so cooler than usual, but still normal for the cusp of spring/summer. Suddenly the clouds appeared over the mountains, and a deluge of soggy stuff and hailstones pounded the farm!

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It was still fairly warm at the same time – very weird. The chickens were most put out; however the good news was that it probably scared off Mrs Fox from ‘inviting’ another one to join her gang – we’ve lost four this past week, and I chased her off across the orchard just this morning in fact!

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What the trees and plants and veggie seedlings will quite think of all this, only time will tell. Certainly, the plum trees had much of their leaves ‘shredded’ in minutes!! Very strange weather…

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16 thoughts on “A Pause In Summer…

  1. […] weird hail storm that struck in early May damaged many of the […]

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  2. […] we had that rather ridiculous storm the other day, which decided in its wisdom to throw a few tonnes of small ice chunks at my trees, […]

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  3. Colleen says:

    Whether the weather be fine,
    Whether the weather be not,
    Whether the weather be cold,
    Whether the weather be hot,
    We’ll weather the weather,
    Whatever the weather,
    Whether we like it or not! 😉 boom boom!

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  4. Nature can be so destructive! I hope your garden is ok …

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  5. AnnetteM says:

    Gosh – how strange. Hope the plants and especially the plum trees are OK. Someone was only telling me the other day how their big trees with new leaves had had them shredded by strong winds. I don’t know how trees cope with that. I wonder if they grow more.

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  6. Sue Slaght says:

    Hope everything is all right Spike. Looks pretty severe.

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  7. Yikes! Hope the plants & stuff didn’t sustain too much damage.

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