After a busy spring the early summer time is a bit quieter on the farm, writes Edward Gent.
The crops are well established and growing well in this warm and wet weather, and the free range chicken sheds are freshly restocked with young chickens starting to lay their first eggs.
Things should hopefully settle into a steady routine.
We are taking stock and planning for the coming harvest, getting equipment and buildings ready.
I feel congratulations should go to all the farms that open their doors for the now annual Open Farm Sunday.
It is certainly worthwhile to show the public – the ultimate end user of everything produced on our farms – how things are done on their local farm.
Showing people what crops are growing in the fields, then going on to explain how the crop is grown and what products it will eventually end up being in their shopping trolley is really an eye opener to some people.
It can only be good for our public relations.
So well done everybody who put the effort in to host an event.
Finally, a message to all the people who attended Open Farm Sunday.
I hope you enjoyed your day in the country and found it enlightening as well as entertaining.