The pace at which things are done here on the farm has had to slow down. My quad is out of action at present and all stock movement is being done the old fashioned way, with me on foot and my dogs following my commands; well following them most of the time.

It always amazes me how, once we get used to the help of modern machinery and equipment, we forget some of the joys and hardships that they replaced. While the exercise is probably doing me no harm, it is most certainly taking a lot longer to complete the daily tasks.