The 12 days before Christmas on the farm

As the time of mistletoe and wine draws near, we were particularly tickled by one reader’s Christmas to-do list.

Juliet Cleave sent us her notes on the 12 days of festive, farming and family jobs she must do in the run up to the big day.

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Farmer's to do list for the 12 days before Christmas - jobs like agreeing mother can stay the night so she will get off the phone and the broadband works again. And taking delivery of the turkey I forgot a neighbour promised us 2 months ago.

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