The rather soggy harvest of 2023 is coming to a close. Well, I hope it is all in the shed by the time this is published anyway. It has definitely been a long one.
Mid-August and the weather continues to challenge us; in our case for silage making. Sneaking odd days is the best we have managed but quantity and quality have been surprisingly good for late summer.
With the deadline for submitting this piece passing two days ago, I am firmly blaming the success of the Royal Welsh Show for my last-minute rush to hit the send button.
On July 6, I spoke to my father, Andrew Wright, about the grandchildren and the pending Somerton and Frome by-election.
This week it has been good to get back to normal after several days at The Great Yorkshire Show. Although tired we have a sense of elation as Ben and an Abbiene cow were champion Holsteins for the second year.
Well, we wanted rain and now we arguably have a little too much. Combines in Cheshire have hardly turned a wheel.
It's showtime. We finally ticked the Highland Show off our wish list. We have never been before, but with the Golden Shears being hosted there this year, coupled with Sam shearing in Scotland, it seemed the perfect time to do it.
While I was writing my previous In Your Field article, I was sat listening to the neighbour's mower cutting their first cut silage, and I was also commenting on the lack of grass on our own meadows.
Dee Bank Farm, Mount Road, Leek, Staffordshire,