De Meurth, nawhes mis Efan
Tuesday, 9th June
Da ew gans an dhew vargh ma aga gora gleb. Ma tiogow e'n jedh hedhyw ow qwil gora gleb a-dar gora segh. Rag gora, ma othom a drehy an gwels en kensa ha nena y seha e'n gwel. Ma lavarow coth: gül gora en termyn gwres - ha - danon rag tüs dhe trehy gora. E'n gwettha pres, nag era an howl ow spladna oll an termyn en Kernow. Nag ew an vledhen ma herwedh ûsadow. Mis Whevrel a veu an gleppa besca recordys, ha mis Me a veu pur dòbm . E'n termyn eus passyes thera tüs lowr rag gwil gora, ha treylya an foon e'n gwel, ha nena y guntel. An vledhen ma a via bledhen vas - saw nag eus tüs (po benenes) lowr dhe wil an keth tra avel kens lebmyn. Etho, thew an gwels trehys gen jynn brâs, ha ma va ow mos en kert brâs. Ev a vedh maylyes en plastek dhe gotthe.
These two horses like their haylage. Farmers nowadays make haylage rather than dry hay. For hay it is necessary to first cut the grass and then dry it in the field. There are old sayings: make hay while the sun shines - and - send for men to cut hay. Unfortunately, the sun doesn't shine all the time in Cornwall. This year is not typical. February was the wettest on record and May was very hot. In the past there were enough men to make hay, and turn the new mown hay in the field, and then collect it. This year would be a good year - but there are not enough men (or women) to do the same thing as before. So, the grass is cut with a big machine, and it goes into a big cart. It will be wrapped in plastic to mature.
Deg ger rag hedhyw: Ten words for today
a-dar rather than
an gleppa the wettest
besca recordys ever recorded, on record
cotthe to age, mature, ripen
foon new mown hay (cf French foin)
gora gleb (m) haylage
herwedh ûsadow typical
lavar coth (m) proverb, old saying