I respect the quality of successful farmers to be cool with the inevitability and indeed, the need for the pulling of crops as soon as their rate of production starts to decline. It would serve me well to apply this mode of thinking and focus to my daily endeavours with Of Field and Forest.
I do try to view the process of growing food for public consumption with a clinical eye trained on efficiency and productivity and million dollar profits. However, tend to get distracted by all the vegetable babies still doing their thing on the doomed plant - just beginning on their journey to adulthood.
Maybe with practice I will be able to steel my heart against inevitability. Deep down though, I hope not.