On August XVI

It is a little late in the year to make hay

Intense heat reduces to rain too frequently

Morning dew takes encouragement to lift

Cloud cover sitting like a cosy duvet on night-warmed bed has to be dragged off by the Sun

So the hours available to flick and line up the mowings are few

Time is short to bale and store

Interpreting the conflicting weather forecasts is a challenge

If it’s dry with hot Sun, the hay must be brought in now

We are on it


CLP 26/08/2019

Published by

Christopher Perry

Liberté, Equalité, Humanité