July 2nd - despite the abysmal weather, the business of summer continues, somewhat surprisingly. The farmland around Stonnall is host to a variety of crops this year. Oilseed rape, potatoes, beans, barley, wheat are all growing - and ripening - well, despite the lack of sun. This fine crop of barley, maybe destined to make the malt for local breweries - is well on it’s way to harvest. Such uniformity.