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    Air source heat pump

    That is the total cost of the install. As it was to replace an oil system, the total Government grant comes to about £500 less than that, but over, I think, five years. Seems a bit rare, but who am I to argue? The only thing I had to do was dispose of the packaging that it came in.
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    Derbyshire it's known as Twitch grass,whereas next door in Staffordshire , it is Squitch grass. Moles were known as moodies, pronounced miwdiz, and the evidence of their presence was miwdy hillocks
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    A dog and pup, just like the small rolls in a gang roll set are the pups.
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    What about regional terms for livestock being on heat? Sows come "in brimming ", Mares come " in use" and Cows either come "a-bulling" or "a-revellin"
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    How is the passage in front of the cows, in an old fashioned cow-shed, or cowuss, known? I was brought up to call it a fotheram or fodderam, but when I moved to Staffordshire, it was known as a bing? The divisions between the cows, we knew as bosgins or boskins , and the cow's chains...
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    Interesting. Undoubtedly from the Latin name for Willow which is Salix!
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    I used to work with some Lincolnshire lads who used a short,thick steel bar, pointed at one end and with the middle bit forged square for knocking stakes into the ground. They referred to it as a Gablick. Does anyone else recognise this?
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    More likely a shorter form of provender, I think 🤔
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    Regional words, terms and phrases.

    Cow corn? Lancashire term.
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    Meet my pigs.

    Durocs are eminently suitable, I would think. A good coat without being woolly, and being red to chocolate brown they don't seem susceptible to suburn either. Good conformation without being extreme and a big plus for me , they are generally placid. The only drawback that I could see with...
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    Meet my pigs.

    We breed, finish and retail a few pigs here, and have tried a few different breeds and crosses. Conformationally , Pietrains can't be beaten, but they have a tendency to be too lean, and very highly strung. In my experience, 50% Pietrain blood is more than enough. Currently using a Duroc...
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    Air source heat pump

    We had Air Source heating installed last Autumn. It replaced heating supplied by an oil fired Rayburn. I had very grave misgivings ( mainly due to what I have read on here) as we live fairly high up, in a far from arid location! As we replaced an oil fired system, we were eligible for the...
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    Sheep theft and offenders caught.

    Yes, I know and I am not for one moment belittling that.
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    Sheep theft and offenders caught.

    I would if I knew the answer. I hoped that out of nearly 50k members on here, someone may know. Someone mentioned previously that the Police don't seem to realise the monetary value of the stock that are taken. I'd disagree and think that the problem is that the Police DO realise the value...
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    Sheep theft and offenders caught.

    It's all part of Cultural Enrichment , Don't ya know? :mad: Does anyone know how seriously, what we regard as rural crime is taken, in the homelands of Eastern Europe?

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