Helen Harris: Not so much drudgery as weather and technology give us a lift
In the autumn of last year we were struggling to do soil sampling while trudging through wet fields.
The more mud that stuck to the boots the slower we plodded. This year is a different story. Bright sunshine and dry fields made such a difference.
With the dark evenings we are coming in earlier and it's a great time of the year to sit down and plan things. At the recent Irish Tillage and Land Use Society conference almost all the speakers were talking about the future.