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  1. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Well I'll part with the fact that London Money wants the land but not the farming. No I do not know about sheep in Herefordshire. Why would I? I understood about earning money from 'farming' it's really that simple. The land I so supported in keeping the 'smaller' farmer in grazing has spent the...
  2. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    From what I remember shortly before leaving to join HM Forces all the animals were gathered in the home paddock for lambing and it was hectic. Yes there were numerous eyeless lambs. Never saw a tongueless mind. We were in soft gentle home counties though where awful things never happen. SS
  3. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Well absolutely, bl88dy corvids may descend on y'all!:cry: Why live in cornwall though if you can't enjoy the beauty of the place when lambing has finished(y) Actually I've realised you are very late lambing! July!!!! SS
  4. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    'Tis a pleasant life. R4 in the back-ground, 'oliday makers in your cottages. You can visit Pencarrow and the St Aubin Estate and simply enjoy time relaxing. Isn't that what farming is all about. Or.......... SS
  5. suffolksmallholder

    Baler twine prices

    Can you get rat proof twine? We've been picking through our elderly neighbours hay to help her, and of course ourselves to what is still good hay and the biggest problem is the ratties have ate the strings rendering the bales immobile. SS
  6. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    To y'all Human intervention. Be there if you value your 'crop'. The football rattle. I wonder where this came from..............Surely no one invented this for football. Get out of the 2022 4x4 and look after your flock. If it was woth £1,000,000 you'd be there in a deck-chair and a football...
  7. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Ooh bitch :ROFLMAO:
  8. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    @Jameshenry I posted what I believe is the way forward in unwanted wool. We use wool and bracken mixed and this is fantastic compost! Simples. 'Tis from oop Norf somewhere and so much better than anything else. We sell in a ten mile radius so we're not big but we do have very, very high ethical...
  9. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    The tame part is difficult, and yes I have had a tame fox, squirrrel, glis and as recently posted about a brief visit from a hand reared raven. Tame is so very different from wild and I'd have a job to write about it now and make my point, I have got to that stage in life where I see no...
  10. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Big aint best. Diversify. Enjoy life, it is short. Get really, really angry at someone on the FF who is posing Q's that hurt! I'm the old barsteward and follow the younger lot in this. Watch out for the next genertrstuion coz if you don't you really will be in trouble. Grow quality wool, It still...
  11. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Good on you fellow. You are a real star! SS
  12. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Good to hear. I became rather bored with the scenario of looking after a 300+ flock when the 'owner' left his 80 year old father, bless him, to go skiing. 5 deaths hurt particularly when they could have been avoided with careful fencing. Rhodedendrons and sheep do not mix well but hey ho I...
  13. suffolksmallholder

    Replacing old fibre cement roof, options?

    The biggest cost is in the disposal of the old sheets. In this case I'd have a few pieces tested for white asbestos. if it is not asbestos then you are into a huge saving and simply replace with new cement fibre. The Health & safety of your work-force is paramount and there are several ways to...
  14. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    The planet where shepherds are unable to look after their flock properly and spend time shooting at someone who calls them out! (y) SS
  15. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Oh yes it will but they are such an interesting and amusing creature to be in company of.... SS
  16. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Made you think though eh! Poor Shepherding as the Shepheard has become just anothr 'Farm Labourer'. When it was once THE most important job on the farm! Sheep were once important but they are just numbers now. My brother still treats sheep as important. I posted the wool bales recently they...
  17. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    I'm nearly in agreement here. I have breeding skylarks, English & Red-legs, way too many pidgeons, ah, and collared doves, rooks, crows, a tame raven, bullfinches, goldfinches, and oh I could go on and on and bore every one to death. Nothing is killed. I simply watch and enjoy. Folk come from...
  18. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    Oh I remember this well. Poor Shepherding is the root cause. SS
  19. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    You can call me a knob all you like @neilo I'm not that bothered. If you keep sheep well then I doff my hat to you. You could possibly be an exception. There was a post on this forum recently on disposing of fleece as there was no market. There is a huge market for 'proper' compost; Wool and the...
  20. suffolksmallholder

    Crow invasion

    No paid to kill, kill, kill. X2 Keepers couldn't cope and left on the expectations FYI. Killing 'aint fun you know. I would tell a little story here but you'd never get the emotion of the moment, only the man with the gun would get it and he broke a year later. SS
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