[singlepic id=149 w=400 h=300] As one farming year closes another starts. One is tempted to review the past and wonder how it might inform the future. I suspect for most the memory of the 2012 farming year will, not for the first time, be the weather. The rams have gone in with the ewes and the whole process starts again. In farming, we are always looking ahead.

The cows are all housed apart from the Red Polls who are grazing stubble turnips. Winter routine is in full swing. All cows have been scanned and I am extremely pleased that they are back in calf after an extreme summer.

All the ewes are going to be scanned in the next few weeks and they will be moved onto beet tops.