diary of a comedy sheep farm

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
"The junker Deere" or "old junker" are affectionate names we call our Deere John combine.

Go you steady spin, 15 bales an hour. you'll be showing the rest of us up!!!!!!!
He was really doing 19.765 bales an hour , but average was 15 , as baccy baling brought average down πŸ“.
think spin has been looking at the oooh thread when thinking of how much band to put on Bsles , g strings on the mind after one of his hybrid Rollies
Good job he has not got a 50 k tractor when he comes back from lime kiln with Bsles , turn up in yard and just a little clump of band on trailer and all straw blown out of it πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ
or is it typical stock Msn , cut string toll bale out
Be less to cut out of muck spreader 🀣
 

Suffolksucklers

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Suffolk
He was really doing 19.765 bales an hour , but average was 15 , as baccy baling brought average down πŸ“.
think spin has been looking at the oooh thread when thinking of how much band to put on Bsles , g strings on the mind after one of his hybrid Rollies
Good job he has not got a 50 k tractor when he comes back from lime kiln with Bsles , turn up in yard and just a little clump of band on trailer and all straw blown out of it πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ
or is it typical stock Msn , cut string toll bale out
Be less to cut out of muck spreader 🀣
I know of a chap who bought brand new special order baler with string on as he just chucks them through his straw spreader with string on and gas axes it out later 😳
 

robbie

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BASIS
He was really doing 19.765 bales an hour , but average was 15 , as baccy baling brought average down πŸ“.
think spin has been looking at the oooh thread when thinking of how much band to put on Bsles , g strings on the mind after one of his hybrid Rollies
Good job he has not got a 50 k tractor when he comes back from lime kiln with Bsles , turn up in yard and just a little clump of band on trailer and all straw blown out of it πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ
or is it typical stock Msn , cut string toll bale out
Be less to cut out of muck spreader 🀣
If spinneys baler twine bales wear indeed g strings they'd be revealing to say the least. Perhaps he'll run the baler up the road from lime kiln to re bale what blows off in the road......he thinks he's got s bigger yield that way!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 

Mixedupfarmer

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Location
Norfolk
I doubt you will miss it. I’m not looking forward to it much.
All environmental options getting ploughed out after the end of the year into late wheat or spring barley. Couldn't make it stack up with higher cereal prices, static mid tier payment levels, loss of bps and high rents. Big loss to the environment mainly due to DEFRA not raising payment levels to realistic levels. Won't miss the constant threat of an inspection, and wondering when we will be paid.
 

robbie

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BASIS
I've just been sent a picture of ole spinney in full haulage mode!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Spinney is laying in the shade the other side of the trailer smoking a fat one before making the journey home!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
 

Will 1594

Member
Arable Farmer
I've just been sent a picture of ole spinney in full haulage mode!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚View attachment 985217
Spinney is laying in the shade the other side of the trailer smoking a fat one before making the journey home!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
He will be getting into bother on the wreckers thread. No straps on his load , maybe he is wearing them him self
Or use Mrs spins stockings to net the bale to stop bits blowing off
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
sunday

went to retrieve stricken nash whilst checking sheep but she wouldn't start 😭.....if i'd gone straight back while engine warm she'dve been ok:banghead:....i never feckin learn:rolleyes:.......back at the yard boy and mrs spin were working on HH's kitchen cabinet:)......i fettled cs ready to hitch onto baler tommoz.....then went to church:love:

the church roof was having it's roof done pre covid but they abandonned the work during the pandemic......the builders are back now so the service was held out side.....we sat around in our small group in the sunshine and it was really lovely:love:......didn't completely figure how it connected to sermon but gerry gave us all a bulb to take home and plant:scratchhead:......after the service i blagged another and planted one of each on my maternal grandparent's graves:)

back home i was on me todd....mrs spin had holiday let changover.....i destacked/stacked dishwasher ....ate some bhuna:love: ...fell asleep....but woke up feeling terrible:(.....usual admiral chores to finish

matters arising

All environmental options getting ploughed out after the end of the year into late wheat or spring barley. Couldn't make it stack up with higher cereal prices, static mid tier payment levels, loss of bps and high rents. Big loss to the environment mainly due to DEFRA not raising payment levels to realistic levels. Won't miss the constant threat of an inspection, and wondering when we will be paid.

i worry that elms is not going to be much use and my understanding is you can switch anyway if you choose at a later date......on the grapevine i heard my old agronomist is looking for crop walking having lost 4000 acs to new stewardship options:oops:

@robbie and @Will 1594......shame on you teasing a 'poor old god fearing peasant' on the sabbath🀫.......but who 'tipped' you off about my 'muckspreader' ??????

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spin cycle

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Location
north norfolk
writers block :oops: ...what a feckin time to get it:banghead:......top of the latest likey table and can't take full advantage:banghead:......i've resorted to using pictures and re posting yellys 'downfall parody' but i can only do that for so long:scratchhead:...think spin think:scratchhead:

i suppose it's a victory for us 'hapless ejeets' though (y) ...i mean i remember it being topped by some dd'er drooling over 'dutch openers':rolleyes:....the there was that lad ahead of me through talking about vaccum silage ffs:rolleyes:....at last some recognition for 'pure art'?:scratchhead:πŸ˜—

anyhoo tuesday was very wet and i was very tired so bare minimum doneπŸ˜—

today i cleared the little ramshackle barns on the grazing marsh....twas a bit wet for forklift.....put oh deere , hay mower and 16 bales of hay in one..... it's a pole barn and one o the poles was rotten....previously i'd put a stake in then today i screwed a piece of scaffold board between them ...it looked ok til i hit it with teleporter:banghead: ....gotta repair it again😭

whole day was a bit like that TBH.....getting on but niggly little things:rolleyes:........little window behind seat on cs went,,,,exhaust on smeg needs replacing ...it's still 'functional' but only just.....all the drawbar pins i could find were to big for holes they needed to fill (not something i've ever encountered😁)....then last thing door lock went on cs:rolleyes:

anyhoo can't dawdle....mrs spin not here so my chance to clear the mantlepiece a bit;)
 

robbie

Member
BASIS
writers block :oops: ...what a feckin time to get it:banghead:......top of the latest likey table and can't take full advantage:banghead:......i've resorted to using pictures and re posting yellys 'downfall parody' but i can only do that for so long:scratchhead:...think spin think:scratchhead:

i suppose it's a victory for us 'hapless ejeets' though (y) ...i mean i remember it being topped by some dd'er drooling over 'dutch openers':rolleyes:....the there was that lad ahead of me through talking about vaccum silage ffs:rolleyes:....at last some recognition for 'pure art'?:scratchhead:πŸ˜—

anyhoo tuesday was very wet and i was very tired so bare minimum doneπŸ˜—

today i cleared the little ramshackle barns on the grazing marsh....twas a bit wet for forklift.....put oh deere , hay mower and 16 bales of hay in one..... it's a pole barn and one o the poles was rotten....previously i'd put a stake in then today i screwed a piece of scaffold board between them ...it looked ok til i hit it with teleporter:banghead: ....gotta repair it again😭

whole day was a bit like that TBH.....getting on but niggly little things:rolleyes:........little window behind seat on cs went,,,,exhaust on smeg needs replacing ...it's still 'functional' but only just.....all the drawbar pins i could find were to big for holes they needed to fill (not something i've ever encountered😁)....then last thing door lock went on cs:rolleyes:

anyhoo can't dawdle....mrs spin not here so my chance to clear the mantlepiece a bit;)
Hapless ejeets!!!!! You speak for yourself spinney my ole bewty. I got to number 9 through pure fecking genius!!!!!!

I had a weekend in Amsterdam once and there was a live show called Dutch openers and there was lots of double Ds but I guess your on about something elseπŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the β€˜ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is β€˜possibly depressed’ while...
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