Friday 2nd May, 2008
After 24hrs of inactivity we have five drills going today, hitting it hard while the conditions are good, as you can see by the picture above. We are now drilling Serge in Boston West and will continue tomorrow and then reconvene on Tuesday morning. Having put it a considerable area today and tomorrow it would be prudent to hang fire for a couple of days to ensure that the crops do not all mature at once.
I was able to confirm the last piece of the jigsaw with regard to our harvesting labour for this year. For those of you in the know Adrian, Freddy, Richard, Harry, Michael, Glen, Paul, Gareth and James return from last year and many other years! Doug is also coming back after doing other things in 2007. Gordon expressed a wish that he did not want the commitment of last year, so Andy Barber is coming back to Fen Peas and making sure that the machines perform to their full capability. If we do get in the mire then Gordon will be on hand to help which I greatly appreciate. He has so much knowledge of these machines learnt over a period of 25 years