Hello HCF "just what is it about cutting grass that makes it start to rain"
I do not have the answer but "Cicero" would have had a quote for it, he had for most everything else.
Teesside sunny my side of the Styx do not know what was going on "Rains" side as you could only see a couple of miles, it was misty her side. Very cold on the eastern side of the house warm round the back so had the greenhouse open and got the clothes dry.
Our fields are full of Rape, they get that over and then get another crop in, some of those fields were flooded last week though it has not knocked the growth back.
Hay making in my time was a great time, cutting spreading turning then raking it up to load on the cart then stack, all labour intensive now it is a couple of machines and a grass drier. The Blackthorn is finished flowering but we have May flower and Elderberry along the many hedgerows, the canopy in the woods is now thickening with the wild garlic and Celandine in flower, blue bells are also in flower, it will all vanish as the trees get into full leaf.
I guess spring has sprung at last up here.