Well I never!

Unbelievably we have finished harvest!  The combine did not break down, the tractors all worked.  No grain was spilt and the weather stayed fine.  How often can you say that at this time of year?  Yields may not have been the best due to the bad weather last Autumn, but at least the quality has been good overall.  Now we will be able to see what the market thinks to our grain, and hopefully they will come up with some good prices for us. Farming seems to be the only business around where the goods are sold at a price dictated by the merchant rather than the grower! Well it is for a Rapeseed Oil manufacturer anyway…

You may think that this means we have an easy time now until next year, but you would be wrong- We are busy preparing the land and drilling crops ready for next years harvest. Yes that is 2014 we are talking about.   We are just going to start watching the programme on BBC 2 about harvest 2013 with Greg Wallace – should be interesting to see what they think!