Last weekend, our discussion group had our annual night out. I really enjoy it as it’s one of the last good social occasions before lambing commences. Living and working in the same place can mean that from one end of the week to the next, a farmer might have very little contact with the outside world.

We hear so much about rural isolation, especially among farmers. I find our sheep discussion group to be invaluable. Not only have I learned from those in the group with more experience than me and found an outlet to bounce ideas around, I have made great friends.