Absolutely. Lost count of the older farmers I meet that say ‘I didn’t spend much time with my kids’ never hear them say ‘I wish I mucked more sheds out and fixed more fences’.in the boyfriends defence - when I first moved back to farm full time, I worked round the clock as I felt that I had a duty to make it work. This sense of duty was made even stronger when the wife and I had our first wee’un. I had this notion that I needed to be working harder to make sure that I was building a future for them. Being in the house made me feel guilty, although I tried to be there when I could, but I just stacked myself with work too! Looking back, I was completely blind to the fact that my wife needed me there more, and I though I was doing a great job balancing the two. While it’s very hard to take time off, and sometimes the farm suffers for it, there are more important things than money and empire building. Problem is that even well meaning partners don’t always see that.
looks good. You obviously like your sprouts.