It is in the manner of running a farm of any size that one needs lots of equipment, both on the land, and in the kitchen. This is a drain on our resources,especially when the house and dependencies still need money spent on them.
Often our heads are fuddled about where next to make a spend, and we make endless conversations about what to do, but then sometimes the decision is made for us, and we find ourselves making a purchase hardly without thought,
which happened the other day:
...and introducing our new milking stool, upon which Lester can perch when milking Elise, Blackie and Ice Cream.
Meanwhile, the weather has settled down, the weather forecast says sun all the way, which is good.
However, we are weeks and weeks behind with outside work, and instead of feeling frustrated because we can't do any farm work, we are not swamped by everything which needs doing.The tasks are still April based. We have a lot of work to do. Methinks that this year, instead of being ten steps behind ourselves, we shall be thirty. Ah well, not to worry, everyone who works with the land will be feeling the same.
It has been a hell of a year so far.