Maybe not on the same scale as the big operators but proud as punch all the same. Planted Paddy’s Day, lifted and washed today. Three lots still in the ground, along with: Carrots, Peas, Onions, Beetroot, Broccoli, Leaks, Courgettes, Lettuce, Cabbage and Rhubarb.
In this video, yours truly makes it 37 consecutive years with at least one day out Harvest Spotting. Here, the Castlefarm Partnership tackle a massive crop of wheat adjacent to Dunboyne Railway Station. Three generations of the Clarke family hard at it with a Claas Lexion 760TT, a Fendt 720, a Fendt 718, a Massey… Read More Workin’ on the Railroad – Harvest 2022
As many of you will know by now, life has improved immeasurably since acquiring the assistance of a new care company earlier this year. It’s not just in terms of the ‘normal’ issues Personal Assistants usually offer help with. As evidenced by today’s afternoon call which saw very useful modifications carried out in the shed… Read More Machinery Preparation and What’s In The Pipeline
So much of farming – no matter what sector thereof you’re in or to what level – depends on the weather playing ball with you. Today, that meant getting a crop of Duke Of York sown before the predicted rainfall of the weekend comes in.
While in the vast majority of ways it could be said that the vast majority of the most recent Christmas/New Year period passed off peacefully in these quarters, there was the not-so-small matter of the senior bossman here having an unwanted meeting with – and kicking the ass of – Covid-19. Having something like that… Read More Sowing the seeds on the road to God knows where
And so we arrive at the end of the first season working with vegetable crops. I say season rather than year as it was, after all, midsummer before we got going. From then, there’s been ups, downs, a lot of learning and an even greater amount of therapy.