I watched an interesting little film on Talking Pictures TV this weekend, This Was England 1936.
It started out talking about the ebb tide of prosperity in farming, (nothing new there then) and showed a standard Fordson ploughing with no mudguards.
Went on to show a flint miner who had a shaft...
I've just found out that my regular shearer and gang organiser is stuck in NZ.
Apart from my having to find someone else, I started to wonder how many nz lads come over on average, so how short staffed are we going to be this season? My ganger usually got 2 or 3 every season.
We Three, a short about sheep station life in 1950s Australia, is showing on Talking Pictures TV at 10.40 on Sunday morning. My father spent 3 months at Woomera in the '50s so I can see what it was like at that time.
I don't know if anyone has been listening to the radio 4 drama series, 'Lifelines', quarter to eight every evening this week? In episode 4 yesterday, Carrie, the control room telephonist, has to talk through a delivery with the taxi driver who is taking the mum to hospital. She tells him to...
I've had this letter from RPW and have looked at the relevant part of my online account but I can't see if there is anything I am required to do by Aug 31st. If nothing has changed for years, what action should I take?
I know there are some aviation enthusiasts here.
Clearing the house of deceased distant relatives we have discovered a photo of Wilfred on an aerodrome with the TSR 2 in the background obviously being prepared for flight tests. Wilfred is standing beside a cart of nitrogen cylinders. I know...
Just been on the hmrc site to do my return and I find that in future after I log in they will send a code to my mobile which I have to add to the login process.
Needless to say, I have to drive 2 miles down the cwm in order to get a signal.
Guess I will have to visit the little one's house in...
Interesting programme on s4 c this week, Europe's Last Shepherds.
Following sheep and cattle herders who are still following the old transhumance routes of Europe. We get a little look in with film from Bardsey Island and NE...
I spent 3 weeks in S America in May and here are some of my pictures of farming related subjects;
This is the stock of fencing on Mr Hughes farm. No hint of preservative here. Logs just cut out of the woods for poles and sawn droppers for inters.