Whisky and Rye ||

It's been a long wet Autumn, but in Scotland we have fared better than our English counterparts who until recently were seeing an inch of rain a week and much of their farmland looked like a lake. We are pleased to see the sunshine and some drying wind, though the crops are still a bit of a soggy mess and pushing doubly hard to make their presence known. Spring Barley was sown this week which, if the quality is good, will become whisky (or otherwise animal feed!) and the rye is coming on well for renewables. We spend a lot of this time of year putting kites like these up - the modern scarecrow which replicates the movement of a bird of prey and keeps children and dogs amused for hours - and running across fields like loons chasing the pigeons off the new crops.