Leap Years and Weather

DSC00459-300x225Since 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!

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