This time of year tends to be set aside for maintenance, workshop tidying and occasional grain lorry loading.
I have a number of New Year’s resolutions, which will no doubt wither within a few weeks of 2015, but here’s my list.
- Keep the inside of the farm truck tidier (ie fewer dog leads, random tools, spare jumpers, coffee cups etc)
- Take down phone numbers when people have rung so I know which is which, rather than the guessing game I play on the phone at least once a week
- Buy some slippers for the office so my muddy wellies stay out of it
- Make some time to stop during the day and refocus.
This is also a time for looking into new ideas such as no-till or direct drilling systems to improve soil health.