Changing Climate

In the Southern Hemisphere, July is more or less the coldest month of the year. We might normally expect 2 or 3 frosts.

Here are some things I observed last month:

Tomatoes growing out of the compost heap.

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Plums budding out.

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Ducklings hatching.

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Pumpkin seeds germinating in another compost heap.

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Willows leafing out.

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In the context of all of this it’s hard not to think about climate change. In the heart of winter that is a lot of warm weather activity.

Additionally, I also noticed more erosion along the stream banks. Although we’ve planted hundreds of trees to help stabilise the banks it will take a number of years for the root systems to establish themselves enough to hold the soil. This makes it a race against time, but then again so is pretty much everything these days.

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Peace, Estwing

 

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