While we mightn’t win any awards, I like to think our two farmyards – simplistically, one for cattle, one for grain – are reasonably tidy. There isn’t any junk like scrapped Volkswagen Jettas abandoned in the hedges with the boot open. Neither are there any pallets with damaged Net Nitrate fertiliser bags or black plastic flittering around the yard and stuck in the trees. And if you come on a wet day, most of the machinery will be parked up in a shed.
And speaking of sheds, we do some shed painting most years but it can be difficult to find a shed painter. If I find one, then great, work away. But experience tells me I supply the paint.