There are few weather predictions for July, the most significant being St Swithan’s day on the 15th.
A young Kestrel has taken to
sitting on the roof of the house. It seems to be watching all the activities
around the bird table without being entirely sure what action it should take.
There is no uncertainty about the Hobby, which visits daily and poses a
significant threat to the unwary amongst the local Swallow population.
Haymaking is well underway
with well nigh perfect conditions. Other crops are making slow progress as many
were planted late due to the wet conditions yet now look as though they would
benefit from a shower or two.
Foot and mouth shows no sign
of stopping with an average of 3 or 4 new cases each day. It is now reported
that an estimated 1450 extra cases have been concealed in the statistics and the
total number of cases exceeds the 1967 outbreak by a long chalk. It is also
that the number of cases could have been halved if prompt early action
We have never seen so many
Rabbits as there are at the moment
and they are wreaking havoc in the garden in spite all our attempts to keep them
just a few words about Reg Mewes who died suddenly last month.
Reg was a man of
the countryside, immensely talented and a great character. When passing you in
his car or on his bicycle you were always sure of a shout and a cheery wave. If
stopping for a chat, you always parted laughing at some joke or the other, more
often than not at your expense.
He will be greatly missed.
HIRUNDINE 3rd July
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