Like everyone else in the UK I am enjoying this delightful warm spring weather and wonderful sunshine. It is warmer in southern England than most of Spain. However, we are desperate for some rain.
The weather station at Rathfinny has recorded just 8.5mm of rain since the beginning of March.
We planted our cover crop of mustard seed two weeks ago and although it has come up in some areas, in others the field is still bare. We also have to water the trees in the windbreaks every few days to keep them alive.
However, the really big news this week is that Cameron Roucher, our Vineyard manager, and his wife Nikki and children have arrived at Rathfinny from New Zealand. Liz is particularly pleased to see him as he can take over the watering of the trees!
So I’m enjoying this lovely unusual spring weather but praying for rain.