Put sowing on ice: While there is still some potato harvesting taking place, it would seem to me that planting might now be put on ice for the rest of this month. Perhaps wet ground will prevent it anyway but the lowering of soil temperatures would mean that it will take forever to emerge. And every week is trouble from crows and slugs.

Making the decision to park up machinery frees up the head to think about other things that need to be or should be done.