13 Jul Leap Years and Weather
Since we started farming, leap years have been unusual. 1992 was cool and wet; 1996 was wet and we had late blight; 2000 we had a wet summer with 85 mm of rain on my birthday, June 25th. 2008 was a cool, wet summer.
So now, in 2012, after a dry winter we hoped for a cool wet summer!! Guess what? So far the trend doesn’t hold this leap year!