have you ever considered what would happen if you suddenly took ill or had a more serious accident, bump or scrap? I think it’s something that crosses our mind, we’ve all had a very near miss then stood back for a minute to pause and thank our luck stars as “That was a close one”! We don’t really think much about the incident after that, just getting on with whatever job we were doing at the time.
No one really likes to think about if the worst happens but, as smallholders we have a huge responsibility to a multitude of different things. Outside of our family and home there is our property, land, livestock, machinery, security of all of the above, the list is endless!
Should (God forbid) anything happen to us - whether that be a health complaint of our own, an accident or an emergency with a loved one, anything could take us away from the care of our holding at any moment.
Along with our day-to-day responsibilities we also have a responsibility to the person or people that we may have to leave the care of our livestock, home and holding too in an emergency. Imagine how difficult it would be for someone to step into your shoes for an hour never mind potentially days or even weeks - worse still with no instructions on how to look after everything or how to find anything!
That's why it's a really good idea to have an emergency plan ready to put your mind at rest and the person/people that have taken on your roll for as long as necessary.
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