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Backinwellies

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SNOW ... TOO EARLY!
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:57:11 am »
      :gloomy:

This winter is just too early … inch of snow mid Nov in south Wales

We have not yet mucked out cattle shed (too wet to do it since end September) so bringing in is not an option at the moment. Usually being in about mid Dec.

I put tup in last weekend (2 weeks later than normal to lamb at Easter) .. not ideal breeding conditions.  Trying to AI cows but heats are very short or not at all obvious.

Me and OH have had a cold/flu virus for about a month now too!!

 :gloomy:
Linda

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Fleecewife

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Re: SNOW ... TOO EARLY!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 12:44:31 pm »
You're getting Scotland's weather  :innocent:  while we are having cold but sunny, snow on the hills though.
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mab

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Re: SNOW ... TOO EARLY!
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 05:26:41 pm »
Welcome to climate change :) . i just hope it'll return to more normal weather soon and this isn't winter setting in in earnest. The sheep have been eating hay this past month like it's going out of fashion.

alang

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Re: SNOW ... TOO EARLY!
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 06:22:17 pm »
2 inches of snow in the garden this morning here in Moray. Caught me out and at 0400 this morning the roads into Elgin were horrendous.
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oor wullie

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Re: SNOW ... TOO EARLY!
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 08:07:48 pm »
Ummm, it's mid November surely this is normal?

Its not this weeks frost and snow that's an unusual problem but that the summer / autumn was cold and wet.  There are plenty farmers in the North that will be hoping for frost so hard they can get combines into the fields to try and cut barley which is still unharvested (although I suspect there might be a lot of barley ploughed in in the spring)!

Fleecewife

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Re: SNOW ... TOO EARLY!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 10:03:25 pm »
It's normal here too oor wullie.  In a few years we get snow at the end of October, and we've had some real blizzards in Nov, one that I got stuck in on Nov 14th 2005, with a full foot of snow.  What we are seeing is 'weather' - once the boffins do their calculations we'll know if it's likely to be part of the general pattern of Climate Change or not.
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Backinwellies

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Re: SNOW ... TOO EARLY!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 06:23:24 pm »
Ummm, it's mid November surely this is normal?


Definitely not normal here  in South Wales … Mid December would be early!
Linda

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