Rusty_Shackleford wrote: Stu&Shaz wrote:
Jon our cross atlantic differences of language left me with some confusion on weather issues, when talking to Glenn which have now been sorted,we have almost the exact opposite to you guys,our summer has been desperately wet,coats on when we should have T shirts,crops rotting in the field, some crops like the good old English apple, in places, are running at an 80% loss on a normal year few days of warmth and sunshine, but none of the hardships you guys seem to be enduring, relative to frogs......I feel for ya man!!
I mention this as i know you are fascinated by weather. I've been moaning like hell about this summer,but hell reading all this has made me feel fortunate,the frogs seem happy enough,here,oh some rain we better lay i guess,seems to be their mantra
May this run of bad luck be your last.NUFF SAID
The new frogs look great and so do the plants...well done Field!! The leucs do look erm,ahh i know big boned
.Jon what's the bug burger,is this responsible?
Take care mate
Stu my friend!! I've been watching the weather and am aware of what an unusual summer you are having as well. Here in the midwest we are experiencing a major drought. A lot of the crops will be smaller than ususal and as a result the "experts" are expecting food prices to rise dramatically over the next few months. This area of the country "feeds the world" as they say. It has cooled off a bit though, like someone turned the funace off. At least with the higher than normal amounts of rain you are getting you should have lots of frogs mating right? I mean even more than you normally do.
Field is a good guy, I don't care what anyone says about him lol. I hope you have some good froggin buddies like I do here. It makes things a lot more fun.
Hmm food ,my beautiful crop of a years supply of organic spuds is trashed by blight, not one sinlge plum on 3 big trees,80%loss on our strawberries bla bla bla......that is a minesule drop in the ocean in the big scheme,i think those experts may well be right for once,what's incredible is how the two opposite extremes of weather have accomplished ,similar low yield both here and across the pond with you guys.
Jon whats great is i have no bloody idea whatsoever what a normal breeding season is yet,ha i have a hunch they like it raining outside though
ina few yrs we will have yardsticks to measure by.... at present its just bewilderment and ,can i be better at culturing.
yes i have some great mates here just like Field,i wouldn't have a bad word said about any of them either
,(i hope that translates
) We popped over to see an amazing pum guy recently,said hi talked frogs,5 hours went by,what can i say,little baby pums always every colour imaginable,honestly Jon i'm just grateful i can still see the little kids at my age.Ben whom stops by on here (Phelsumman) is just the best guy,he helped us with our first show manned the table all day,helped folks out,even carried a rival stall holders broms in,ok we both did,but he did all the heavy stuff,
Every time he comes here its "oh Stu i got this brom for ya mate "
i even have a mate in canada,i think its abit below Scotland,near to Newcastle...i haven't got to meet him yet though,those northern folk talk funny,they kind of scare me really
best of luck mate,i really do want to see the end of that run of bad luck,oh and what the hell is a bug burger