Winter has been busy this year, although not in the fields thanks to another wet autumn, but due to a relocation.
Winter seems to be progressing in the normal way, with December being suitably wet and the last field destined for winter wheat will now be planted with spring wheat.
Harvest finished on September 9 which is not too late but with its stop start nature and slow pace we were all pleased to finally finish.
Oats were the worst hit, with up to 50% of the grain on the floor; a shame when they were looking such a good alternative wheat break. Still, we must never make decisions on a single season.
Dee Bank Farm, Mount Road, Leek, Staffordshire,