I'm reminded of a cartoon that I saw in a motorcycling magazine in the nineteen fifties, bear in mind that it was a time when many smokers filled their cigarette lighters with petrol.
In the cartoon, there was a motorcyclist sitting astride his bike and talking to a friend who was standing...
It was interesting to note that our swallows were sitting their 2nd brood but stopped when the temperatures went right up a week ago. Now it's cooler, she's back on the nest. Perhaps at the upper twenty degrees C, the eggs didn't need incubating.
I'm not depressed, I never have been, perhaps it's because I'm a realist, mind you I'm no longer farming having retired 4 years ago and glad of it.
However, this thread, started 3 hours ago is now up to 6 pages. I've just read the first 2, I can't keep up.
All I can say is that in 50 years of farming, I've never had to do it. When I retired, I had a 34 year old Fiat 780 DT with 6500 hours on it. It was the main ploughing tractor for a long time. Lower link sensing too, so it took some punishment.
Mrs LS does not have a smart phone, hers is nearly 20 years old. I have one but it's turned off unless I leave the village and I don't have the app. The reason? where we live we can't get a mobile signal. We'll carry on in blissfull ignorance whilst all this pinging goes on.