That is the old saying. When you are stuck in the back of beyond, you could be in no man’s land. This, however, is not a negative sentiment. In fact, many of you have chosen this life. Because it was your burning ambition to contribute to the rest of the world’s food resources, you chose farming as your livelihood. And many of you reading this now were privileged to be born into this life. You inherited the family farm.
When the farm was passed over into your capable hands, pretty much all farming stock, implements and machinery were left intact. Well, not quite. A lot of the machinery, the farming implements, the hoes and tractors, were in need of serious repair. Now, finding a reliable mechanic who understands farming and its tools has always been hard to come by. Not anymore though, not even if you’re operating on a smallholding from the back of beyond.
The internet is everywhere, even in the most remote corners of the world. You can access online ploughshare and tractor repair manuals and learn how to repair the ruddy old equipment yourself. But then there’s still this challenge to get through. Where in god’s earth are you going to find spare or replacement parts and components when there’s nary a workshop around you. Again, the internet is accessible to you too.
You can make a purchase order online. And those hardy mechanics, if they can’t get to your smallholding or farm themselves, they’ll move heaven and earth to arrange for those much needed spare or new parts and components to be shipped to you. And that’s another thing, no matter where in the world you are, shipping services seem to have improved a great deal too.