I think we can safely say that here in the UK, one of the main topics of conversation is the weather. It's always the same really, an ice-breaker to start off the day. But this is starting to get a bit more serious than a conversation starter and the small talk about the typical British summers is becoming rather worrying. Our fields are flooded and two in particular will inevitably not bring in the yield we had hoped for. This obviously means less profit for us even though the bills continue to rise. Leaning on government help is crucial whether people like it or not, but one way or another, we have to live. Reading some articles recently and the rather ignorant comments left, it seems a lot of people assume those who rely on subsidies and government assistance are as bad as benefit scroungers. This simply is not the case. I can't be arsed to defend my rights to claim what I am entitled to on here because quite honestly I find blogging about political issues an absolute bore. I like to read political and topical posts but I'd much rather not write them. So to all those people who think being a farmer and claiming what is rightfully due to my business is benefit scrounging, you can fuck right off. Yes, I did say that on my blog.
Dairy farmers are having a hell of a time and I really wouldn't want to be in their shoes right now. Supermarket giants are a disgrace and it's about time these extremely hard working men and women who run dairy farms were given a break. And a big one at that. The Farmer is in a permanent bad mood because we haven't even been able to clip sheep yet, never mind make hay. What's that saying, "make hay while the sun shines"? What a load of bollocks that is turning out to be!