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    Leaving job without notice

    Very interesting! There’s only me here now plus the wife, on about half your acreage. Wives play an enormous part in keeping it fun and happy. Especially when they are a good cook too! I’m extremely lucky to have an old friend, himself a former manager about 10 year my senior, to help during...
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    Does DD have to be low disturbance?

    I think that if you have a Blackgrass problem, you have either got to bury it properly with a plough, which will cause 70% of it to die during the next 12 months if you can keep it more that 2” below daylight. OR zero-till (direct drill) it with an absolute minimum of disturbance, so as not to...
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    The coming famine

    I eventually stopped buying FW because having read it, I found most of it depressed me and/or it made me feel inadequate. I now find myself beyond even wanting to listen to Radio 4. Which sad old buggers over the age of 50 revert to when the music stations no longer sound appealing to wake up...
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    The coming famine

    IMO, of which I am pretty convinced, without artificial fertiliser we will struggle to feed the world enough. With either prohibitively high fertiliser prices or restrictive amounts available, there is no way whatsoever we can produce enough for all to eat. We sit here in the UK, thinking we...
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    Kuhn / accord 3m disc coulter combi wtd

    So do I. JFDI.
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    Leaving job without notice

    Thank goodness it is too late on his behalf now then, isn’t it? Also the fact that he was witnessed by other refusing to do a simple, reasonable task I had set him, then telling everybody that he was off. The fact was that it was midday on a Friday and he obviously wanted (though didn’t ask) to...
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    Leaving job without notice

    Had a bloke walk out on me one Friday Lunchtime. Grabbed his lunch bag and got in his car to go home. I told him that if he did so, that he wasn’t to come back on the Monday. He just left anyway. On the Monday, I rang the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) who said I shouldn’t have said so to...
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    The coming famine

    Recently had a letter from Defra re: Notice under Regulation 5(3)(b) of the nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015, as amended Regarding NVZ’s WTF! Looks like the Gas companies might have saved them their posting and printing costs! Not only is it that due to sheer drop in quantities...
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    Kuhn / accord 3m disc coulter combi wtd

    I’ve got a 4 metre Kuhn HR4004 with an LC4000 combi-ventiliner system disc if you are interested. Fully re-bushed coulters less than 500 acres ago. Quantron S2 (colour) controller box.
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    Cancel your NFU membership now

    We all know this antagonism against the NFU mostly relates back to their Red Tractor situation. A friend from Lincs who works for NFU is really pee’d of with the antagonistic stance she is being given by its members/recently former members. I have recently really struggled to get my RT...
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    River Lugg, Herefordshire

    Thank you for posting this map. Unfortunately, I can’t answer your question but I’m sure somebody more local can. Not only was the Gt. Ouse short cut by the 100 Foot drain from Earith to Denver, but the River itself was substantially altered around Ely and the Village of Queen Adelaide...
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    5f reversible plough

    Thanks for the link. Yes I do. I think it is an LS95 5 furrow vari-width shear bolt plough. Very good condition and 650 tractor tyres no problem. It won’t be sub £4K though. But not that much more. Don’t worry too much though @tr250 , I’ll be keeping my KV ES85 4 furrow plough because I also am...
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    River Lugg, Herefordshire

    The River Gt. Ouse has played a large part of my life. I was born in the Fens and spent my early years around Ely. When I was 12, we moved to the other side of Diss. Just to the west of which, is the source of the Little Ouse, which joins the Gt. Ouse near Littleport. I now live about 15 miles...
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    Help, locked out of combine

    You are not the only one to have had this problem on a TF 78 and I assume, every TF and TX NH Combine with the Discovery cab. It’s like the door has locked itself but won’t unlock with the key. Very annoying indeed when you have only got one key and it is inside the cab! The simplest way to...
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    Today at work

    A women hitchhiking in the rain was picked up by a lorry driver. She was very grateful and asked the driver if there was anything she could do for him as a thank you. The driver said no thanks. So the woman said the she was sitting on something that lorry drivers liked. He replied “I hope you...
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