Recent content by egbert

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    The vege-bubble is turning to vege-bust

    Which one of these outfits did Channel 4 invest millions with?
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    Vegan Cafe changes menu

    Ah...shades of Pratchett, and Gimli's Holefood restaurant. 'Best rat in a bun in town'.
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    Need advice/help

    Steady @Sleepygirl ..... you're bound to get some off-colour/ less civil replies. Ignore them, and take what's constructive. I'm still thinking of more questions .....where are kids going to be schooled? Have you been in contact with district authorities in FW?
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    Best flail topper...or alternative.

    Waking up an old post... A Major Cyclone has arrived - a bit 2nd hand- and seems to be doing a very good job. It's currently on a 100 horse JD, which walks anything at tickover until the suckers get 6' deep and 2" thick ....then you want some more revs, and ensure rad screen is clear...
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    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    Don't know...never been inclined to look at their blog. (what's a blog?)
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    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    It's another discussion - and I'm fairly relaxed about taking other work. But in this instance, you're more or less correct.
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    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    An interesting view. I've got several other jobs....am I still a farmer?
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    Need advice/help

    'down here' suggests South? So going back to Scotland for one or both of you? Are there familial ties/connections that might help? Better move jobs to somewhere where connections ease accommodation? 'Saving for what you need'..... you already seem to have immediate needs. I'd focus on them just...
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    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    Worse still. They've one locally, increasingly being held up as a shining example- farming 'in harmony with nature' while holding down a very good policy job within DEFRA. They're lovely people, but their personal circumstance is so wildly different to conditions most farmers live under, that...
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    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    I reckon I've got a better fix that that Dave..... That is because the ecosystem and our environment plays to rules that aren't really understandable from an urban centre.
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    Need advice/help

    Camping in a tent through a fort William winter sounds pretty hardcore. Is there no chance of finding summat for the winter with a roof?
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    "Improving Our Lot" - Planned Holistic Grazing, for starters..

    Round oak up by about 70-80% over 3-4 years. It'd already jumped before current nonsense. I hear tales of stupidity, but don't seem to have issues with supply. Still a jolt when faced with having to pay well into 4 figures for big clean butts. Softwood however is insane. Doubled during 2021...
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    Pole barn , I need to replace the poles with steels, what

    If you're determined, I'd be using sq crash barrier. (well, in fact I'd be using oak or chestnut, cos I've got a sawmill)
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    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    I've found the Greens ~(if we're talking the party itself) have become wildly left wing. that's their choice, but it isolates them from real politics.
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    Janet Hughes DEFRA Missing in action?

    He talks a good game, but I've found his intelligence severely wanting on occasion. After his 'road to Damascus' moment in Wales - where he saw fantastic wildflowers growing on the (fenced) verge, but hillsides 'destroyed' by sheep- without the profusion of wildflowers, it never seemed to occur...
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