The Concise Oxford Dictionary's definition of "grit" in the colloquial sense, reads:
Strength of character, pluck, endurance.
To which I'd like to add:
1. Spending an entire afternoon and early evening doggedly broadcasting seed with a manual spreader over a rough, sloping 1.5 hectare (approximately 4.5 acres) paddock, then harrowing it in the tractor.
2. Watching while torrential rain washes most of it away over the following week -- and not weeping.
So I guess the next post should be about our efforts to renew our pasture. . .
Posted by Farmer Nik
About Ewan and Niki
Scottish mechanical engineer with a deep and abiding passion for good food. Outstanding cook. Builder of lots of stuff. Cattle whisperer. Connoisseur of beer. A lover rather than a fighter.
Kiwi writer and broadcaster who hates cabbage, even though she knows it's good for her. Chook wrangler. Grower of food and flowers. Maker of fine preserves. Lover of dancing and wine. Definitely a fighter.