It’s a case of do as I say but not as I do on my farm at the minute. I’m strip-grazing heavy covers of grass in wet weather – something I’d be giving out hell over if I saw anyone else doing it. I was getting away well last week with reasonable clean-outs, but heavy downpours have turned things into a bit of a mess. I don’t know whether it’s stubbornness or laziness that’s keeping me at it.

Two days will finish out the field beside the yard. Once grazed, I’m going to house some cattle from this batch, to wean the calves. I can’t bring myself to bring them away from the yard for a couple of days to have to turn around and bring them straight back again.