The Clerk in the Country

Tuesday 5th May 2020
Coming eventually to a supermarket near you

As the weather forecasters reminded us, the showers over recent days were much needed for our gardens. They were more than welcome too for the arable crops around here. The last couple of months have shown us just how quickly things can change. After a winter spent waiting for the rain to stop and water-logged ground to dry out, the last few unrelentingly fine weeks have parched the ground, leaving spring-sown crops struggling to germinate. More rain is needed to see them growing strongly. Perhaps along with the clapping and singing we could do a little rain dance – just short, and not all at once, please!

The wheat pictured will eventually be bread on our supermarket shelves … if the weather is kind.