Ballakelly Farm 2019
What a year!!! Thanks Callum, for the photos to help us all remember.
The big question that the team have been discussing over the holidays: ‘Do we carry on with ‘Ballakelly’ in 2020’.
I will always farm in some form but do we continue to do it so we can all enjoy the journey together! If we do continue, then in what format? There are lots of cards on the table, January is our time to reflect on the last 3 years and decide the next path we shall follow.
Yesterday I was outside feeding the cows and I realised how lucky I was to be doing something I loved every day as my job, it is something Rachel likes to remind me off when I complain, then I realised my main stress is not farming but paying the bills, if I could make it more financially rewarding then it would be the perfect job!
So my New Years Resolution is to focus on making the farm financially efficient so I can start truly enjoying my work. The first area we are going to target is becoming more energy efficient.
I think this is an appropriate time for me to release the results from the word game that you played before Christmas. The aim was to find the top 5 core words that define Ballakelly Farm.
The outright winner was:
- Hard Working – so true for me, I need to use this skill wisely
Then the next 4 were:
I need to get the ‘marketing team’ to create me a mission statement using these words so they can form part of what we stand for at the farm. Then I can paint it on the wall in the cow shed so every morning I can be reminded why I do this.
Thanks everyone for all your support in 2019, especial my close friends and family, without you I don’t think I would be starting the year with such a positive outlook.
Watch this space for 2020, there are some exciting developments on the farm, I don’t want to say too much as I need you to keep following us on FB!
This weeks offers are now live on our website:
3 packs for £10
- Plain Beef Burgers – £6
- Spicy Beef Burgers – £6
- Lamb Burgers – £6
- Pork Burgers – £5
Lamb Shanks – 25% off
Beef Mince or Stewing Steak
5lb for £20
Off to feed my cows