When it rains it pours…

So after a wet and windy morning here in Yorkshire, the sun has finally decided to shine as I get into the office, Typical!

My first meeting of the day was carried out in a tractor cab, I can now check that off my bucket list! My client owns a 300 acre arable farm and had to drill the last of his oil seed rape crop for next year’s harvest! He farms on the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds so I was only happy to oblige. My only complaint of the tractor cab meeting was the lack of a cup of tea.

I’m not quite sure how it’s already Wednesday afternoon, this week seems to be flying by and quite literally as our baby barn owl has started venturing from his box. Hopefully in the next few weeks he will continue to grow and will fledge before the weather gets too cold!

Our little owl was not the only baby the farm saw this week, on Monday we finally finished calving for 2017 and welcomed a beautiful little heifer. Once the calf is established and drinking well we will turn her and her mother back out into the field to join the rest of the herd. After a long day in the office sorting paper work a new born calf cuddle was a treat.

Yesterday I spent the day visiting 3 farms down in the East Riding of Yorkshire close to Hull. I always try to visit all my clients at least once a year, to make sure their insurance is up to date and reflects their business’s needs.

My first farm visit of the day was an organic and free range poultry farm. The farm reared chicks from a few days old up to 5 weeks. After 5 weeks they were taken to a larger farm close by with more outside space for them. The farm could have up to 60,000 chicks at any one time! I always enjoy visiting farms that do something a bit different. I love seeing how other farmers operate and enjoy learning new things.

Appointment number two was a courtesy visit for a client who had recently damaged his tractor and plough after hitting a boulder in the ground, annoying right?! With claims like this the insurers often want to see photographs of the damage and require a claim form to be completed so this was on the top of my ‘to-do list’ for the day.

As usual my day didn’t end there, my Young Farmers Club, Escrick, had their second meeting back after the summer break. We had a tour around our local hunt kennels. The evening was really interesting and of course strokes with 40 friendly hounds was a bonus!

Talk soon,


little heifer
baby barn owl