Still more rain putting stop to any wheat harvesting but we at least have an extra pair of hands on the farm for the rest of the month in the form of Tom, a French student from ESA (École Supérieure d'Agricultures) in Angers.
Tom is currently enrolled in a two year agricultural course focusing on arable crop and livestock. This summer, he has been working for France's largest silage company (Tempereau SARL) who are contracted out to 4000 hectares of arable land around Nantes.
His uncle has 360 head of cattle so his experience will definitely come in hand when we have to attend to our small herd of Dexter later this month. But for now, like any newbie, he is tasked with topping the headlands in a wonderful old Ford 6610.