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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Impending drought advice please
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2021, 07:19:55 pm »
Buy him "Jeanne de Florette" to read ;)  (Or get the film if he's more that way inclined.) 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow in October: reclaimed !
Re: Impending drought advice please
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2021, 08:18:29 pm »
In the event, plenty of water falling out of the heavens here:  yes, some repeatedly dry, unbearably hot (often muggy) days recently, but no drought so far down here. 
« Last Edit: August 08, 2021, 08:21:59 pm by arobwk »

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Impending drought advice please
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2021, 08:23:44 pm »
Parts of Scotland are suffering huge storms and flooding, but here on our hill the rain only started falling a couple of days ago and in slite of many storms forecast the only thunder we heard was two rumbles, and no lightning.  Nice and wetting but not enough yet to make much of a difference.  Some of our trees, especially birches, are really suffering and have dropped most of their leaves.  We have so far collected four half 1000 litre barrels of rainwater so the main urgency of water for livestock and plants is over.
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