How are you coping with the autumn

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10 years 1 month ago #37520 by muri
I have had to go back to summer clothes, t-shirt and shorts to feel comfortable during the day, 21 on my deck today, usually about 3 degrees warmer than fully outside.
The grass is growing fast enough to probably give enough winter fodder, the sheep are jumping around like little lambs, skipping and head butting.
Its a great time of the year.
One evening it got down to 4 degrees so one fire, but most evenings are still warm
The days have been warm and balmy it doesnt really feel autumnal yet

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10 years 1 month ago #486260 by max2
We are enjoying it! once again we are far too late to re-seed a paddock but its shooting away.
We tried a new fert blend on-following from different soil testing and so far things are looking good.

firebox is lit at night and last night I sat in front of it (being the closest chair to the firebox and a condition of my move to NZ) and I was in shorts and singlet.

The circulation thingo was turned on to pump into the three bedrooms and we had the glass bifolds open slightly when we turned in.

Couldn't ask for a better autumn after being so dry this late summer.

Everyone looks well, although some in need of oral drench for grazing too close to the ground this late summer, but apart from that, I think I can keep the stock I have over winter and be re-assured I have done the right thing.

Hopefully its not too late to metal some of the tracks on the race.

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10 years 1 month ago #486265 by Stikkibeek
Thing that is growing the quickest is our lawn and every day it gets longer and I glare at it as the heavy dew we are having keeps it too wet to mow until late in the afternoon when I don't have the time. :(

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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10 years 1 month ago #486372 by Anne
I was just thinking about this today as I looked at my grass growing as I watched and tried to ride my wonderful horse who is full of the joys of spring!!!! And of course I have spur wing plover chicks running around the cicadas are still making a racket in the evening.

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10 years 1 month ago #486376 by EV
Well ... once the rain came, it never really left. I don't know that we've had a day without rain since it started. After spending so long worrying about the lack of rain I'd rather prefer we got a bit more sun now! So long as it stays warm enough to keep the grass coming before the winter chill knocks it back ....

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10 years 1 month ago #486482 by hilldweller
Starting to feel like winter here now. The grass growth has slowed dramatically, sleeveless days are a thing of the past and I'm just today working out a winter grazing plan. Pugging's more likely to be an issue than lack of feed unless we get a really dry winter - like no more rain at all until spring! Need the cattle to grow wings LOL.

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10 years 1 month ago #486483 by charlotte1
Sweltering here over the weekend lots of nice sunshine. 3 loads of washing on the line. No need for the fire yet this autumn, it certainly is mild. Grass is shooting away, mowing the lawn weekly still:mad:.

Oh and still the bl**dy flies.

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10 years 1 month ago #486487 by kai
T shirt weather, but wearing under the knee trousers instead of above the knee ones. Nights are not very warm though. Tonight is definitely feeling chilly.

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10 years 1 month ago #486497 by Andrea1
I think this autumn is one of the most autumn-like autumns we've had in about 10 years, around here, anyway. More of a gentle descent into winter, rather than the 'usual' plummet around mid-March. Really quite enjoying it.

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10 years 1 month ago #486503 by Deanna
Same here Andea, a gentle descent as you say. My neighbour says probably one more mow of the lawn. I've had the fire going on the cooler days, it heats the hot water and I slow cook on it, so savings there. Golden elms still have 70% of their leaves. I'm enjoying it.

25 acres, 1400 Blue Gums, Wiltshire sheep, 5 steers, 2 cows, ducks, chickens, bees, dog, cats, retired, 1 husband and 3 grandkids.

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10 years 1 month ago #486504 by greenfingers
We've had to mow grass two weekends in a row!!!! Bit of a shock to the system after nearly 3 months of hardly a mow. The citrus are growing like triffids so I hope there isn't a snap frost before I get onto spraying them with Vaporgard. We've lit the fire once and that was more for drying the house out a little after being closed up because of rain. Last year we did some major renovations on our house and it's now a bit too toasty warm. So while I can happily wear short sleeves inside, I now need to put on warmer clothes for going outside. Previously, what I wore inside was fine for outside. I'm sure I will enjoy it more as the weather gets colder. Oh and those wretched flies and mozzies are still hanging around!

9.5 acres with 300-odd pines and lots of wobbly fences [:D]

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10 years 1 month ago #486512 by Andrea1
Oh. Right. The lawns. You had to go and remind me that the lawns need mowing. Again. :D [xx(] Makes me more determine to get to the eventual removal of the lawns. Waste of space. They always grow faster than the paddocks do. Wish we could turn the goats out onto them, but they'd go for the plants first. Then everything would be 'trimmed' up to goat height. :eek: Hm. Wonder what that would look like.....

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10 years 1 month ago #486524 by greenfingers

Andrea;490785 wrote: Oh. Right. The lawns. You had to go and remind me that the lawns need mowing. Again. :D [xx(] Makes me more determine to get to the eventual removal of the lawns. Waste of space. They always grow faster than the paddocks do. Wish we could turn the goats out onto them, but they'd go for the plants first. Then everything would be 'trimmed' up to goat height. :eek: Hm. Wonder what that would look like.....

Ditto! far too much lawn here for my liking :D

9.5 acres with 300-odd pines and lots of wobbly fences [:D]

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10 years 1 month ago #486527 by kai

Andrea;490785 wrote: Oh. Right. The lawns. You had to go and remind me that the lawns need mowing. Again. :D [xx(]

Our last house we used to wish for green grass. There is that old saying "be careful of what you wish for, because you just might get it". We now have too much grass and are fed up of mowing it.

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10 years 1 month ago #486532 by Andrea1
I have never, EVER liked lawns. I suppose they have their place, but I find them useless. Much rather have herbaceous ground covers all over, growing stuff for us, the birds and the bees. And speaking of the bees! The one hive we have has been SO busy with the warm weather, and flowers are blooming, so they are getting nectar they need.

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