The more machinery we acquire, the more time is spent moving it around and getting it out. Then we need more sheds and there are more roofs to keep in order. We have no more land than we had in the 1960's yet we seem to have much more machinery and double the shed space, for what? Less profit per acre. Certainly yields of grain are double what they used to be but I do wonder if we are making a mistake by trying to do too much ourselves, (we even have our own limespreader) and are burdening ourselves with a huge overhead of underused machinery and storage. Maybe time for a rethink and a clear out. We have a small baler and flat eight system, round baler etc but this year it was real food for thought that the neighbour did all our round baling in exchange for taking half our straw and we are both happy. We have a plough based system, a min till system and a direct drill. Admittedly they aren't state of the art, but just getting the machine out that you need for the particular conditions can take half a day of moving stuff around as I won't leave anything outside. Tired and exasperated with it. Taking the Rams off the direct drill this pm to reseal them. It never ends. Not sure what I'm driving at but I think I need to rationalise.