January 2018 – A winning formula?

Dear Father

You asked that I might refl ect on the passing year and also consider what lies ahead. I am relieved, of course, that you are confi dent we will all be spared!  Physically the farm performed well in 2017. The kind spring, preceded by a favourable autumn, resulted in a good harvest with wheat yields up 20% compared to the fi ve-year average. While our hearts fi lled with joy at seeing our grain stores overfl owing the merchant could only pay us a price marginally above our cost of production. Thankfully the better yield reduced the unit cost and resulted in a welcome profit! …………


 Article by Matthew Berryman Open PDF

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