The summer solstice happened yesterday which for me is a sad day as it marks the start of longer nights and shorter days continuing until my next big happy day the winter solstice when the days start to get longer again, yep I know I am crazy but I need those markers in the year to keep the vision in sight, and I am sure I will have many happy days to come this summer
At the moment we are still in the middle of a heat wave and working up the field has been difficult and challenging.
Keeping Gladys cool has been a priority so out with her cool coat, which is not her favourite summer wear, but it works.
the work at the field has been concentrated on the growing area and in particular the poly tunnel, and working in the tunnel when the temperature gets well over 40 degrees is done in short 15 minute bursts of activity.
a large and decorative visitor to the tunnel, unfortunately met its demise in the heat.
More wildlife encountered on the way home from the field
makes you slow down a bit, big boy with his ladies out for an evening stroll.
We have a gazebo arriving this week and I laid out the ground sheet in preparation but please note the cloudless sky and 36 degrees of heat. it is supposed to get cooler from tomorrow so hopefully we can crack on and prepare to move up the field and live for most of the week in the camper.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes