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James Powell: ‘Our three sons have asked for ducks and chickens for Christmas’

Christmas is coming, Boris is full of chat. Please put a penny in poor Jeremy’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, a euro will do. If you haven’t got a euro, Boris says we’ll have a good deal with the EU.

Bungling Boris has won over the hearts and minds of the majority of British voters.

 

He certainly was the talk of last month’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair at Builth Wells where he attended and charmed everyone he met with his jovial cavorting and general humorous manner, while simultaneously promising farmers his deal means we will not endure tariffs on our produce when selling them into the EU.

 

Though his election win was better than the alternative – Labour’s expensive promises which were reassuringly disregarded by the voting British public – we must remember Boris’ deal is only a rehashed version of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement and is not in any way a ‘get Brexit done’ imminent exit deal.

 

That said, it is a huge positive that we go forward with a majority Government and a charismatic leader.

 

If you were told five years ago that Donald Trump and Boris Johnson would be two of the most powerful men in the western political world, you would think it mad. It says a lot about modern politics.

 

On-farm, the land everywhere is wet and looking all the worse for it. The sheep look as if they are holding condition so far, but it cannot be good for them.


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The rams have come out from the ewes, which will shortly be introduced onto the rape and turnip crop. I am hoping the weather improves to prevent too much mess underfoot.

 

All the sheep at home are eating silage, which has recently been analysed and we are awaiting the results. As we approach Christmas, our household is a little calmer this year as our three young sons are fast growing up. Ducks and chickens are all they have asked for and they are keen to look after them.

 

We are gearing up for a welcome and relaxed festive break and we wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a truly prosperous New Year.

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