The mud in our field is shocking...

Jane&Ziggy

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Apr 30, 2010
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... there isn't any!

We haven't had any meaningful rain since before Christmas Eve. I went and poo picked in good shoes last night (long story) and no mud on them at all.

I don't like this weird weather.

Looking through the gateway into the winter section:

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Our YO cleared the muck today. At this time of year this would normally mean the Somme. But no, just a couple of tracks.

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The front of our shelter, usually at least hoof deep but now solid and firm

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How are yours looking?
 
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... there isn't any!

We haven't had any meaningful rain since before Christmas Eve. I went and poo picked in good shoes last night (long story) and no mud on them at all.

I don't like this weird weather.

Looking through the gateway into the winter section:

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Our YO cleared the muck today. At this time of year this would normally mean the Somme. But no, just a couple of tracks.

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The front of our shelter, usually at least hoof deep but now solid and firm

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How are yours looking?
Same here - usually tarring my old boy's feet this time of year to protect his frogs, but totally uneccessary just now.
 

domane

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I'm a firm believer in 'what goes around, comes around' so I'm trying not to sing the praises of the weather because sooner or later I expect it to rain and rain and rain. Actually Dom said that the Met Office have just today warned of very cold weather - with snow - at the end of the month, from about the 25th so be prepared, peeps!
 

Jessey

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Dec 20, 2004
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#7
I'm enjoying the dry weather but starting to think that after the hot dry summer, having a dry winter will not bode well for grass growth next season, and therefore hay and cereal crops. It's lovely now but could make next year tough and expensive!
 

Bodshi

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Apr 23, 2009
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Well, you're all very lucky! We've had thick deep welly sucking off mud until quite recently. It's been drying up this last week but it's still deep in the gateways :rolleyes: