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    Clarkson on the nail again?

    Zilch
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    Swallows 2022

    Starting to get concerned. One solitary House Martin over a week ago and none seen since. Crashed here last year from 14+ nests in 2020 to only one in 2021. Swallows bad as well. One pair where there should normally be 6. ChiffChaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler all heard in usual locations nr...
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    Vine bbc 12 to 2 today

    I hope somebody more eloquent and with more time than me will respond to the bit he's going to do about farmers being being able to spread FYM again on the land. Pretty clear even in the intro more farmer bashing coming up with not 100% true facts.
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    f**k Up Fortnight

    What I want to know is ... how come we all keep years of records, endure hours of inspections, comply with ever changing rules etc .. and yet .. it seems that if I was a townie yearning for a country life, I could keep pigs, sheep, cattle etc etc with zero experience and apparently little or no...
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    f**k Up Fortnight

    We had a full sheep inspection several years ago even though we told them in advance we had none !! But they came anyway and we were told to file the report they produced for the non existent flock! Honestly, you couldn't make it up! Mind you, a few years before that, we had a FABBL inspection...
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    3 April 2022. -4c last night ... 1st Willow Warbler for 2022 today!
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    We have them attacking the mirrors on the tractors and the open windows in the parlour. Today we had our 1st Bumbles about. Oh, how the dogs HATE them!!
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    Wonderful for clearing sinuses and keeping unwanted cold callers away!!
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    Stress!!!
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    Way back when, before all the lockdowns, when the first 10 or so swallows arrived, we had one in the collecting yard at the back of the parlour. He ( or she) was really viscous for a over a week, driving all other swallows out of the yard. No other swallow was allowed anywhere near until 'the'...
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    That's just greedy having green AND spotted!!
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    Green or spotted? Only ever had spotted here.
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    1st Swallows!! I'm SO jealous!!
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    Pause a minute, listen and smile

    So many overwhelming things happening to all of us with rocketing costs etc, worldwide disaster just a twitchy finger and madness away, but I had my pause, listen and smile moment today. A reminder to SO appreciate our farming life and HOW important it is to fight for its future. April 24...
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    Are staffs bull terrier classed as dangerous breed?

    Nothing to do with any current news story, but am I the only one who ever wonders how many dog attacks really are because of a particular breed or is it because of how they have been handled previously? None of my dogs have ever bitten me but I'm well aware that should I accidentally step on a...
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    DEFRA survey .. attitudes towards future agricultural and land use strategies

    Posted. You're in for a treat if you get one!! 20 questions with multiple answers that basically ask you what it would take for you to change your farmland to other uses. There's more than one question that I really can't answer if I want to continue dairy farming. and one where it asks you to...
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    DEFRA survey .. attitudes towards future agricultural and land use strategies

    When it arrived today, I assumed it was the usual census, until I opened it! As a farmer, with a deep love for the land and stock that we have cared for over many years, with the world teetering on the brink of war, with other countries ie Germany, going to suspend some of the environmental...
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    Stressed farmer wanting new swear word

    I wish it was that easy! 1st u have to work your way though multiple options having made sure not only that you're using a landline .. cordless .. but that you have a 2nd one charged up in case the first one goes flat because of the wait ... and believe me, I've had it happen! This is the one...
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    Stressed farmer wanting new swear word

    Too obscure for us down here!
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