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Morning all Hope everyone is well. Currently 7C here...blue sky one minute...heavy shower the next!  Looking forward not much excitement from a wintry perspective - lowland snowfall wis

Further to this very humid weather a five day old thriving calf suddenly became ill this morning and was treated for pneumonia but didn"t improve this afternoon so got vet to give some IV steroid to h

Evening all, What a wet, cloudy month it’s been on the east coast. Rainfall at Leuchars currently running at 187% of normal and sunshine just 56%. Has certainly felt that way in normally dry NE F

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When it's not jaffa cakesing it down like it is currently there are certainly some great autumnal colours around. Took this photo on yesterday's dog walk, in the somewhat abandoned looking caravan site in Alford. 

 

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21 hours ago, mardatha said:

Hope it's negative Puffy xx

 

18 hours ago, Mair Snaw said:

@Puffy MacCloud fingers crossed.. did your cleaner forget to clean her hands?? 😂😂

 

1 hour ago, snowidea said:

Ooh I love a classic (unless it's Dickens) what did you read? Also I hope the covid test was negative. 

Test result negative, which is nice. thank you for your concern. @snowidea Great Expectations! My problem, which I accept is down to me, is that I just don't care what happens to Pip, I am not interested in the side stories and I can't abide the over-engineered happy ending. It's not as bad as Prester John though, and I say that as someone who normally likes John Buchan's books.

Temperature currently 9.2deg.C up 1deg.C from minimum at 05:17, humidity is 98%, no wind, no rain since midnight, pressure is 1001.0hPa rising, and there is 8/8 cloud cover. A dull, damp day.

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Absolutely  fell down during the night and local burn has overtopped into various fields and there are mini lakes in every field.River Findhorn very full too this morning and with a bit of a lag may get near the top this afternoon especially lower reaches with tidal influences. Fields of tatties and unsown ground roundabout may have to be left till April now unless we get a very dry November. This has been the wettest week in our area since last February with the wind off the Firth driving all the rain bearing cloud onto us. Currently 10c,dull calm and overcast with a bit of drizzle.

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Further to this very humid weather a five day old thriving calf suddenly became ill this morning and was treated for pneumonia but didn"t improve this afternoon so got vet to give some IV steroid to help lungs and then promptly died just after vet left. Got vets back to PM the calf and discovered it had one very undeveloped lung so at least we can rule out  misdiagnosis and was probably congenital.  Had to try and get an answer as it was so sudden.However weather had probably put it under stress.

The ups and downs of farming life.

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28 minutes ago, Northernlights said:

Further to this very humid weather a five day old thriving calf suddenly became ill this morning and was treated for pneumonia but didn"t improve this afternoon so got vet to give some IV steroid to help lungs and then promptly died just after vet left. Got vets back to PM the calf and discovered it had one very undeveloped lung so at least we can rule out  misdiagnosis and was probably congenital.  Had to try and get an answer as it was so sudden.However weather had probably put it under stress.

The ups and downs of farming life.

Sad to here your report NL. Two days ago we were snow covered with temps around freezing and the local farmer shedded his cattle. Now today they are out grazing on the meadows as the sun evaporates  the snow quickly up the mountain. The grass is still sweet and the temp reached 16c early today. The cattle ( including a few Black Angus ) are just lying and taking in the warmth of the Autumn sunshine. Always nice to see. The warmth and rain this summer has produced a good crop pile of hay to see out the long winter months.

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4 minutes ago, Quinach said:

Mild overnight with a low of 10c and torrential rain from c.3am to 9am - result, lots of flooding.

The weather station just up the road from me recorded 41mm of rain, almost all in the period you mention. We took a rare drive into Aberdeen today at about 9:30am and there was a fair bit of surface water on the road from Alford, through Westhill and into the city. Nothing compared to Ellon though by the looks of it. 

Looking ahead, nothing too exciting in the forecast. If I could put in an order I'd quite like a dry spell followed by a good Autumn storm, the latter to gather the leave into piles to save me having to brush/rake them up. 

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Raining this morning and very dull.

Temperature currently 7.4deg.C up from a minimum of 6.9deg.C at 02:44, humidity 96%, very light wind from the south-southeast, pressure is 1000.7hPa, and 4.2mm of rain has fallen since midnight with a maximum rate of 8.8mm/hr.

I don't think the farmers around here have done too badly with their harvests, just as they did well with planting in the spring. It was the bit in between that was a bit rubbish. I often wonder whether keen gamblers would like farming, where no part of their lives is certain and everything is constantly down to chance.

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Can confirm that Ellon did indeed get a pasting over the last 24/48 hours. And yet more rain overnight last night and this morning with more to come over the weekend if the forecast is correct. Im just out of town up a hill so escape any real flooding issues but roads from here into town are a mess. Booked in to the local tip around lunch time today so might just nip into Aldi for a top up of the beer fridge. Oh and food for the others of course..😂😂

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Between the weather and the current situation of the country I think hibernation is the only sensible option. If youz could all send me sweeties to see me through to April, then I'll take to my bed.

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7 hours ago, mardatha said:

Between the weather and the current situation of the country I think hibernation is the only sensible option. If youz could all send me sweeties to see me through to April, then I'll take to my bed.

What kind would you like? Choccies? Wine gums? Jelly Babies? Licquorice Allsorts? Answers on a postcard please.  Cannae guarantee they'll get to you anytime soon, but the thought is always there. 🍬🍫🍭

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Well, today turned out a lot better weather wise than I thought it would! The sun came out late morning and is till there, but temp has dropped a bit, now 8.7c and a nippy wee breeze along with it. Weekend looking like another washout along with some strong winds, so much yukkiness on the horizon. Stay warm and dry Peeplings. Only time I'll be going out tomorrow is to get coal and wood in. 🔥

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13 minutes ago, mistyqueen said:

Choccies? Wine gums? Jelly Babies? Licquorice Allsorts?

YES! YES! YES! lolol

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8 hours ago, mardatha said:

Between the weather and the current situation of the country I think hibernation is the only sensible option. If youz could all send me sweeties to see me through to April, then I'll take to my bed.

I'm running away...I have got three weeks left at work and then I'm off to Canada in between a few other things 😁

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@shuggee the plan is to visit at the end of November and then move later in the year if possible. My girlfriend has her own business so I will work for her at first.

@Mair Snaw no no no, I will try to be discreet, honest. But it's all 1000m+ above sea level even before you hit the mountains....

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2 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

@shuggee the plan is to visit at the end of November and then move later in the year if possible. My girlfriend has her own business so I will work for her at first.

@Mair Snaw no no no, I will try to be discreet, honest. But it's all 1000m+ above sea level even before you hit the mountains....

This girlfriend of yours does she happen to have a sister who might like to date a mid 40's beer drinking slightly over weight west ham fan?? Asking for a friend..😂😂

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2 minutes ago, Mair Snaw said:

This girlfriend of yours does she happen to have a sister who might like to date a mid 40's beer drinking slightly over weight west ham fan?? Asking for a friend..😂😂

She's an only child and already dating a mid 40s slightly overweight person called me 🤣

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