We have just got back from holiday and it has been a great break from what has been a very challenging season, one that is not over yet.
Hannah Davis, 26, is a general farm worker on 202 ha (500 acres) milking 700 cattle, including 230 pedigree Holsteins and Jerseys and 130 finished beef cattle per year.
Marie Prebble runs a 93ha (230-acre) Ministry of Defence-tenanted farm with her parents, David and Diane, near Dover. Largely permanent pasture in Higher Level Stewardship, the farm is home to 400 breeding Romneys which Marie puts to high index Lleyn rams.
Our new minister at Defra might be happy to listen to farmers.
After what seemed to be forever, we got our silage finished, taking two or three attempts to get each field baled as the rain seemed to be attracted by the sight of the baler.