diary of a comedy sheep farm

spin cycle

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tuesday

firstly 'happy derby day' to all those of 'tractor boy ilk':love:

so today was odd:scratchhead:

at farm at 6am....nowt doing so walked dog and went and had a kip in spare bedroom til 8am...after another check round it was admiral chores and shower time....which she loves (not) cos she was due a blood test at cromer hospital(y)

K comes in and sets to...i help litter ewe pens then it's time to be off to cromer.....we get there...place is deserted....receptionist who gave the impression she really couldn't be arsed to do her job anyway couldn't find admiral on list.....must've been a communication cock up twixt norwich and cromer.......'we're really busy fully booked up' she says.....there's no one in the fekkin waiting area:banghead:.......admiral getting distressed i decide not to argue further...we go home:rolleyes:

back home i phone up our little engineer place cos i want them to do cut/drill/weld some steel for farmhouse 'flitch plate'.....cept jnr has got covid and snr can no longer weld cos of his pacemaker.....so plans frustrated again:banghead:

after lunch we try again.....take HH to thacko's (timber merchant) ostensibly to get some floor members but discover they have some 6m lengths of 8x4 c24:love: .....i do get exited by 'sexy' building materials :bag:....on the way home we stop at pharmacy and ,after 20 min wait, got all the admirals pills thank feck:rolleyes:.....although admiral reckons she had a really good night sleep...'those green pills are good' she said 'have you got any more for tonight?'......sods law i've run out of those ...'green tic tacs'😁......not the most productive afternoon but at least HH and i had a little road trip:love:

finally....purchased the pony for cinders.....family/farm effort so i'm skint....again:rolleyes:......but worse things for her to be into:)....meet 'poppy'

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robbie

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Decking
tuesday

firstly 'happy derby day' to all those of 'tractor boy ilk':love:

so today was odd:scratchhead:

at farm at 6am....nowt doing so walked dog and went and had a kip in spare bedroom til 8am...after another check round it was admiral chores and shower time....which she loves (not) cos she was due a blood test at cromer hospital(y)

K comes in and sets to...i help litter ewe pens then it's time to be off to cromer.....we get there...place is deserted....receptionist who gave the impression she really couldn't be arsed to do her job anyway couldn't find admiral on list.....must've been a communication cock up twixt norwich and cromer.......'we're really busy fully booked up' she says.....there's no one in the fekkin waiting area:banghead:.......admiral getting distressed i decide not to argue further...we go home:rolleyes:

back home i phone up our little engineer place cos i want them to do cut/drill/weld some steel for farmhouse 'flitch plate'.....cept jnr has got covoid and snr can no longer weld cos of his pacemaker.....so plans frustrated again:banghead:

after lunch we try again.....take HH to thacko's (timber merchant) ostensibly to get some floor members but discover they have some 6m lengths of 8x4 c24:love: .....i do get exited by 'sexy' building materials :bag:....on the way home we stop at pharmacy and ,after 20 min wait, got all the admirals pills thank feck:rolleyes:.....although admiral reckons she had a really good night sleep...'those green pills are good' she said 'have you got any more for tonight?'......sods law i've run out of those ...'green tic tacs'😁......not the most productive afternoon but at least HH and i had a little road trip:love:

finally....purchased the pony for cinders.....family/farm effort so i'm skint....again:rolleyes:......buy worse things for her to be into:)....meet 'poppy'

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Now @spin cycle the other day when your beloved thread went a little tractor pornish, I seem you remember you questions the state of mind of some fellow members. Yet here you are just a few days later openly admitting that, to quote " looking at wood gives you wood"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🤣
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
@spin cycle ,
what do you know about the christian shrine at walsingham ,
just been up at bulb field ,helping putting fence up and a few jobs ,
and an indian family ,stop for a look , and the daughter in law ,in her reasonable english asks if can have a look in field ,as over on holiday from the kerala reigon of india ,so opened gate and had a wander up field with them , she said they where visiting the christian shrine at walsingham ,as a pilgrimidge place by all accounts , and is the most educated state and has the highest ratio of women to men ,
 

spin cycle

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Location
north norfolk
@spin cycle ,
what do you know about the christian shrine at walsingham ,
just been up at bulb field ,helping putting fence up and a few jobs ,
and an indian family ,stop for a look , and the daughter in law ,in her reasonable english asks if can have a look in field ,as over on holiday from the kerala reigon of india ,so opened gate and had a wander up field with them , she said they where visiting the christian shrine at walsingham ,as a pilgrimidge place by all accounts , and is the most educated state and has the highest ratio of women to men ,

don't think they are indian but actually sri lankan tamils ...catholics....they have several big gatherings at walsingham during the year......all used to pile down to wells beach for a paddle and ice cream:)

edit....tamils from india to :)
 

robbie

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I remember being at Wells once and all of a sudden it went from being a quaint Norfolk seaside town to a scene from the best exotic marigold hotel.
I asked a chap on car parking duties and he said that they had all been to Walsingham and after theyd preyed or made an offering or whatever it is they do they had to go to the sea to wash there feet!!!!!! I don't know if he was pulling the pee but they all descended into the beach and Into the water!🤷
My aunty who was a teacher in leicester said they are Tamils, who ever they are!?

Everyone if them I met that day were all perfectly potite.
 

robbie

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don't think they are indian but actually sri lankan tamils ...catholics....they have several big gatherings at walsingham during the year......all used to pile down to wells beach for a paddle and ice cream:)
Ah, that explains it, I've often wondered as I couldn't work out the connection between Hindu and Walsingham.
Rum place to have a shrine thought!!! Bradford or south London may have been a better location for the shrine.
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
don't think they are indian but actually sri lankan tamils ...catholics....they have several big gatherings at walsingham during the year......all used to pile down to wells beach for a paddle and ice cream:)

edit....tamils from india to :)
Biggest part of them ,hindu , then muslim and quite a lot of christians , and she said most churchs had schools in them , but still a lotnof uneducated people her in laws where subsistance farmers and uneducated , Another world out there
 

Will 1594

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Arable Farmer
Ah, that explains it, I've often wondered as I couldn't work out the connection between Hindu and Walsingham.
Rum place to have a shrine thought!!! Bradford or south London may have been a better location for the shrine.
Its to do with a vision about mary the mother ,
learnt some thing tonight about indian culture
 
@spin cycle ,
what do you know about the christian shrine at walsingham ,
just been up at bulb field ,helping putting fence up and a few jobs ,
and an indian family ,stop for a look , and the daughter in law ,in her reasonable english asks if can have a look in field ,as over on holiday from the kerala reigon of india ,so opened gate and had a wander up field with them , she said they where visiting the christian shrine at walsingham ,as a pilgrimidge place by all accounts , and is the most educated state and has the highest ratio of women to men ,
Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
In 1061 a woman named Richeldis de Faverches had a vision of the Virgin Mary, in which she was told to build a shrine, a replica of the house lived in by Jesus at Nazareth. This 'Holy House' in Little Walsingham became a centre for pilgrimage from across Europe.
 

spin cycle

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Location
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Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
In 1061 a woman named Richeldis de Faverches had a vision of the Virgin Mary, in which she was told to build a shrine, a replica of the house lived in by Jesus at Nazareth. This 'Holy House' in Little Walsingham became a centre for pilgrimage from across Europe.

every year about july there's a play about the story at 'the slipper chapel' .......HH and cinders took part in days past....HH sang ava maria :love:........i went to watch but being a good protestant almost burst into flames😁.....was nice though :love:
 

robbie

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Please can I have a diagram with bullet points, all these Tamils, karmels ,karela or whatever they're called aswell as Catholics is far to confusing for little old me. Religious education at school never was my favourite subject!!!!

And what's a protestant got to do with anything???? Isn't that what a doctor examines when he asks you to touch your toes??????!!!!!!!😯🤣
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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