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  1. 2YardOfLard

    Mesh Dog Run?

    Thanks , I'll have a look. :)
  2. 2YardOfLard

    Mesh Dog Run?

    Where would I go to buy galvanised mesh panels, one with a gate, to build a dog run? (I've tried a couple of places found on Google but they stop returning my calls when they find out I'm in Scotland!)
  3. 2YardOfLard

    Beeston Market

    and does that cooperative and awarding a contract system seem to work ok there? Just asking to compare with what happens in Oban.
  4. 2YardOfLard

    Beeston Market

    Where are you?
  5. 2YardOfLard

    Beeston Market

    Don't think they own it, just awarded the contract to run the auctions. When Cally Marts went bust they asked for tenders & UA got it. (Beats me why - gives them the monopoly locally)
  6. 2YardOfLard

    Beeston Market

    Oban mart is owned by a farmers' cooperative.
  7. 2YardOfLard

    Top 3 tractors of all time?

    Nothing should make anyone's list if it can't be repaired at home. To make my list it also needs to turn in a small space, be light on wet ground & not depreciate in value, so- MF 35 (3 cylinder perkins version) MF 135 Don't need a third.
  8. 2YardOfLard

    A Stupid Question What Do People Eat?

    I do a bit of fishing, just off the local rocks with a line. My favourite dinner is to fillet a freshly caught fish while Mrs Lard walks up the back & picks whatever veg is growing. I have a pan of water boiling by the time she gets back. No air miles & takes as long to cook as unpacking a...
  9. 2YardOfLard

    A Stupid Question What Do People Eat?

    Amazes me how many people don't / won't cook & think of cooking as not just difficult but impossibly time-consuming & therefore for the fortunate or rich. An old school friend of Mrs Lard's came to stay a few days & told us "you eat well" meant as a sneer, as in "you're more fortunate than us"...
  10. 2YardOfLard

    Buildings and contents insurance

    No, definitely metres. One much bigger than the other because you are meant to budget for rebuilding stone buildings in stone because stone outbuildings have conversion potential therefore an asset . Just what we were told when ringing round.
  11. 2YardOfLard

    Buildings and contents insurance

    I've no idea if it's true but we were told to allow £70 per square metre for modern metal sheds and £200/m2 for stone. Then we added a % because it costs to bring materials to a remote place. However, we're on a much smaller scale than you. On a big farm a small % error would put you way out &...
  12. 2YardOfLard

    Good service

    Rekord, Warwickshire. Supplied a new baler, delivered it in person, fixed our tractor hydraulics (!), stayed all day to make sure working ok (& we are NOT easy to get to.). Pleasant, competitive rates, available easily if spares needed. Clarke & Pulman, Lancashire. Tractor parts. Competitive...
  13. 2YardOfLard

    Suzuki Jimny Pickups

    A friend of ours tried to get a brand new Jimny & was told there's a 18month waiting list!
  14. 2YardOfLard

    Suzuki Jimny Pickups

    We use a Jimny with the back seats taken out & a floor to roof dog-guard between the front seats & load area. Makes a great 2-seater "pick-up" & is classed as standard for insurance purposes. Locks properly too, so you can park it in town with your shopping in the back! (They don't make a diesel...
  15. 2YardOfLard

    Buildings and contents insurance

    Speaking personally, we weren't just looking for the lowest price so you might have lost our business unnecessarily . We want a good on-going relationship with someone who'll talk to us about what we need & maybe recommend changes from year to year. H & H weren't our lowest quote. I understand...
  16. 2YardOfLard

    Buildings and contents insurance

    With only one exception, everyone I've asked for a quote has taken all the details down but then refused to tell me a figure until after I tell them what other quotes I've had. H & H were the only ones who just listened to what I need & worked out a price for it, without any horse trading. So...
  17. 2YardOfLard

    Nfu insurance - does anyone come back, is the grass really greener on the other side!?

    Thank you. Looking like we'll probably go with them this year at least. Been too loyal to NFUM, leading to them taking the p. on price.
  18. 2YardOfLard

    Nfu insurance - does anyone come back, is the grass really greener on the other side!?

    Sorry - old thread, I know but were you happy with H & H ?(just waiting for a quote from them after NFUM hiked our premium.) Thanks
  19. 2YardOfLard

    Buildings and contents insurance

    Comfort blankets are great if you can afford them! NFUM are who we've been with for many years but the premium is now (would be if we carried on) more than double what it was 3 years ago.

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