Readers are probably wondering what happened on Monday . . . .
A hopeful delegation showed up, with the venerable binder and tractor combo, but the general opinion was that the wheat was too wet, there having been some heavy showers overnight which incidentally had also dampened the 14th July festivities and fireworks. They did find a bottle of rosé which had been forgotten on the previous occasion and everyone consoled themselves with that.
Now the temperature is back up where it should be, at 30C and yesterday evening everyone returned in full force. The 80 year old binder behaved beautifully, unlike last year, and the job was done in a couple of good humoured hours.
The pictures can speak for themselves.