Spring and early Summer this year presented us with about one of the wettest, as well as hottest and most humid for some time. For almost a week, we had temperatures close to and above 30C and humidity that was approaching 100% (at one point it reached 95%). The farmers are naturally happy as they have have had a bumper season and have been able to harvest several times in the last few months so that their silage supplies are well and truly sorted out. The hot and humid weather has also meant that other things have been in large supply as well and, in this case, it’s the number of spiders throughout our home. Fortunately the vast majority have taken up residence outside, but the numbers are far in excess of anything we’ve seen in the last five years.