To me writing was a way of expressing myself. Writing is renewing my innerself. I have trued as much as possible to follow the rules of writing a blog.
I have struggle severally with not deviating from the norms of not mixing my personal life with my blog.
But I might not be able to hold that for long. I read about Oprah Winfrey been sacked as a radio presenter because she keeps mixing her personal life.
Truth is a good writer writes from experience. Your personal experience keeps you motivated. One is able to link series of activities together
I have also read that a blog is suppose to be about something you love. Something you do with no much stress.
My blog should be my daily activities from morning till night. How good or how bad my day went.
That’s why we have blogs with food, sex, cloth, music, tech etc
Yes. I live and breath agriculture.
Yes. I am always in the farm with one experiments or the other which are daily interwoven. Separating them is somehow
Blogging agriculture alone on my page makes me feel restricted. I have got lots to write. Editing and re editing if this is suitable for the readers.
Why can’t I just blog about what ever really interest me on my page?
Off course people will sure learn from that. Because everything around me revolves in the farm
Okay imagine this morning we could not get a motorcycle to get us to farm.
When I say us I meant me and my crew which is always and usually not less than 10 people at a time
Motorcycle you mean?
Yes. We have been managing a “turo turo” motorcycle taking everyone turn by turn. But early morning we need it to go and pack cassava stem from another farm.
Yes. We are planting some beds of cassava since cassava sells very well this year.
Mind you the calculation is that the price of cassava will possibly fall next year because several people has planted it this year.
But since we have an extra spare land. We can as well grow the cassava there and leave it for the next two years.
That was how we never had a means of transport in the morning. Don’t forget we are in the village side where every one goes to farm with their full load of help on an okada
So we had to wait for almost an hour by the roadside before we eventually get a vehicle.
The saving grace is because we are many. A one person mopo would have been discouraged and might possibly go back home. No farm again for today
A trainee asked me why I did not buy a car or an extra motorcycle.
” If we use the investment money to buy a car, what will you invest? Was my reply
Yes. I agree, we need a means of transport.
But can we afford it at this moment?
The answer is simply No.
Can we manage without it? Off course Yes
Look at this scenario
* A rototiller and its accessories on the farm will cost us a million naira.
* Same way a car will cost almost a million naira.
* A rototiller will increase our capacity to produce more crops which eventually mean more funds.
* A car will sure be consuming fuel and need some maintenance to keep it moving and in good order
* The rototiller will eventually work to fund buying a car
Can the car do the work to fund the purchase of rototiller?
That’s what we call scale of preference in economics.
And to think I am not a grade A Economics student then.
And just as I was still battling to pen this down a call came in.
Hello good afternoon.
Good afternoon madam. I replied.
Please someone said I should contact you to assist in filling a questionnaire because you work with farmers.
My answer was outrightly No.
What? That’s unfair.
Off course yes I know.
Just 2 days ago, some one else came visiting for some information to set up her farm.
It cost me several hours of taking her round while my team was busy working .
We actually need that extra our on the farm.
I told someone when she left that henceforth, no one come for farm visit. Its waste of manpower, it waste plenty of our time which can not be recover back.
And to think we are rushing to plant everything plantable before the end of the rain.
Sorry guys. Its No No to farm visit.