A Book for Christmas.

Bill Turtle

Mixed Farmer
My neighbour lent me this book to have a read of over Christmas. He tells me he got it when he was at College.
The book is very interesting, but what is also amusing is the time warp bookmark which fell out of it!


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Richard III

NFFN Member
CW5 Cheshire
I remember excitedly buying that book at college when it first came out, it's still on my bookshelf now. No Abertay bookmarks have survived as far as I know though!

The book said my farm soil type was unsuitable for Direct Drilling, so I shelved the idea for nearly 30 years, but finally took the plunge and went DD.


Arable Farmer
Scottish Borders
Wouldn't get away with that now, unless the model was a 'gender fluid pansexual', but I don't think they’d sell many sacks.
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