The silly season is well and truly upon us.
And with just a few days left until Christmas, here is a list of 11 things farmers will be hoping to find in their stockings this year.
1. 50 millimetres of rain
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, the only sound was rain giving the paddocks a good douse.
2. A new water trough
One that’s guaranteed not to block on the first 40 degree day.
3. Bale-twine organiser
Something to store all of those handy bits for the frequent repair jobs on the farm.
4. Mobile phone reception
Forget about getting the latest mobile phone, just guarantee one that doesn’t drop out mid-conversation.
5. Smart sheep
The perfect ‘smart’ device.
6. New wire strainers
Ones that don’t let go the minute you turn your back on them.
7. A reverse camera
To alert a farmer of an impending charge from a rogue ram.
8. Auto shower and bath cut off timer
For those visitors who don’t know what having a water tank in summer means.
9. Electric fence wire that glows when live
Particularly useful for those taking a paddock bathroom break.
10. An autonomous tractor
So farmers can just sit back and drink a beer on the porch.
11. A tropical holiday
But no rain here, please.
Do you have any suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.