Its been a day of extremes, 165 mph winds across Scotland, pretty similar here at HQ, the slates blew off the chicken house, rain has been horizontal most of the day and all of sound mind sought sanctuary where they could. Yours truly had to brave the elements twice, morning and afternoon routines have to be done whatever the weather. The new hayledge arrived in the teeth of the storm meaning a wrestling competition with the black plastic wrapper that threatened to carry me to another county. Sensible people might have left unwrapping it until the storm subsided but as the majority of critters were undercover and refusing to come to the feed ring then the calories had to be carried to them.
It was amazing weather for kite flying, and a Red Kite did pay a visit on the off chance we had forgotten what clever, successful birds they are.