Although harvest is still some time away we are now coming to the time of year that is often the most critical in getting prepared for harvest. We know with our machines the better we service and prepare them the more likely it is we will have a trouble free harvest.

I am often confronted with the "new technology" that is supposedly the replacement for what dinosaurs like me have relied on all our lives to connect with other humans, face to face listening and talking.

Most people have unfulfilled dreams or expectations. I think very often our dreams are the basis of our hope for the future as we are often working to fulfil those dreams and turn them into reality.

I recently read an article written in 2009 by Japanese Doctor, Shigeaki Hinohara, which amazed me. Dr Hinohara was 97 years old and still working 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.  He wrote about his views on retirement and had some valid theories which may be well worth considering.

As we prepare for seeding it is important to consider looking after our most valuable resource, us! Sometimes we can be so busy preparing machines, ordering fertiliser and chemicals that we forget about ourselves.