Monday, 8 August 2011
Gale Force 7-8
Just to show that it isn't always sunny in Orkney....here is a photo of a windy day in summer....note the leaning bushes.....sigh...and yes this is SUMMER.....
I've rescued my flower tubs and put them in the shed and have apologised to my peas and beans - they weren't expecting THIS when they came out the packet of seeds...... not sure how long this will last. And of course it's hay making and silage cutting time - not much of that happening at the moment. Though as you can see in the photo above the neighbouring farmer managed to get one field of bales made this weekend.
It's such a shame as this week is Agricultural Show Week for many of the isles and parishes, with the West Mainland Show in Dounby on Thursday and the County Show at Kirkwall on Saturday. I hope the weather cheers up for everyone. So much work goes into the shows!
Here's a YouTube short film of a County Show Day of a year or two ago. It's an agricultural show - so if you're a vegetarian or don't like seeing livestock then fast forward through! The narrator has a real Orcadian lilt. Click here to watch