There is a definite stretch in the evenings and in a normal year we would be out sowing beans and getting fertiliser out.
The crops that have survived the wet winter (oats, barley and oil seed rape) are all starting to turn yellow and hungry. However, the ground conditions are just too wet.
We would need a hovercraft to travel in some parts of the farm. If we got a few good drying days, we could get a lot of work done in a small amount of time.
Every time we get a lovely bright day with plenty of sunshine it is followed by a wet one. I keep telling Phil that it can't last, but I have been saying that since September.
Parts of the country have had record levels of rainfall again in February just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.
On one of those wet evenings, I attended the launch of a presentation on how farmers can help promote pollinators.
This was part of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020, which was implemented and co-ordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford headed by Liam Lysaght. Dr Úna Fitzpatrick, Jane Stout and Saorla Kavanagh are looking after the project.
Saorla, thanked all the farmers involved, in particular the reluctant farmers. They asked 40 farmers in Co Kildare to get involved in a pilot programme to study, measure and find solutions to help pollinators on Irish farms.
The idea of this is to be able to measure and prove what works, before advising the Department of Agriculture what may be needed on a national basis.
There are many different types of pollinators in Ireland. As well as the 99 native bees, we also have hover flies, wasps, moths and many others.
Up to one third of the native Irish bees are threatened with extinction. With 70pc of the country in farmland, we need to step up and do our bit. However, we still might fall into the slightly reluctant category.
We are very enthusiastic to help and allow them measure and record. However, the plan may not work for us when we hear that we have to grow what we see as weeds and stop using pesticides and chemical fertilisers.
It is a lovely idea that the world could turn organic in the morning and we would all live happily ever after.
However, the world wants cheap, healthy and good quality food. These two ideas are not compatible.
Ireland is a rich country and many people can afford to buy organic, but the majority of the world's population do not have this luxury.
I also have to keep explaining the difference between farming and gardening.
Growing organic crops on a small scale is very manageable, but if you want scale it is very difficult. It will be very interesting to see how our farm measures shape up and how we change.
The main objectives of the pollinator study and programme is to measure the food, shelter and safety requirements for pollinators on the farm.
The five main actions for farmers are:
* Maintain native flowering hedgerows.
* Allow wildflowers to grow around the farm.
* Promote nesting places for the wild bees.
* Minimise artificial fertiliser use.
* Reduce pesticide use.
We can manage the first three quite well and have already cleared south-facing clay banks to provide the mining bees with a place to nest.
We have encouraged wild flowers to grow along the river banks and buffer zones. We also avoided cutting them till late in the summer. We have also drilled holes in timber and dead trees to provide nesting places for bees over winter.
It's the last two actions that we will have the most difficulty with. It will be interesting to see how we measure up at the beginning and then what actions we need to take, or they suggest we take.
The aim of the project is to prove to doubters like me that with a minimum amount of effort we can make a positive change, without effecting our margins.
Philip and Helen Harris are tillage farmers in Co Kildare. Follow them on twitter P&H Harris @kildarefarmer