diary of a comedy sheep farm

carbonfibre farmer

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Arable Farmer
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The "well modified" pallet tine lifter.

Most interesting item in the yard.

I would say sheep, but they are generally trying NOT to stay in the yard......
 

Fendt516profi

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Yorkshire
monday

had a good day :love: ....mind you didn't do any farming:rolleyes:😁.....looking at forecast the heat is coming....i'd got a maintenance job on holiday let courtyard so i reasoned i'd get that done today then 'hunt a shady job' later in week;)

so the small courtyard at rear of holiday let is 6ft post/rail/ stocknet....the idea being it's dog proof and guests can let dogs out without worrying...being north it's also cool....we've had no escapes in the nine years we've been open:oops:....to hide the fence we use willow screening but this needs replacing regularly.....we'd done this recently but accidently ordered 'reed' instead of 'willow'....the 'reed' was ok cosmetically but not strong and you could see thru it to the rather untidy yard beyond :banghead:.....the solution was to put the old willow back up on the outside to shelter the reed and fix it's transparency......job went well + worked a treat(y)....i also tidied a bit of the yard up....'dog can see rabbit' now as i really must get yard sorted

the yard itself was the old cow yard....cows stood in it and went into the parlour where strawbs now has her stables....cows went when i was little and yard was used foe sugar beet until 2008 when we packed them up.....the messy part of the yard is a bit of an historical tour of works done in last 15 years....stuff dumped there as projects were done...there's a few tyres from beet days that held covers down...some little bits of scrap saved cos they might be handy:rolleyes: after a barn clear out....bitta wood....pallet of stuff from an old pigeon club from norwich i stored til i needed the space ....an extremely heavy footbath that i got nev to make outta chequer plate but never use😁..pile of flints from re pointing buildings and the 'piece de resistance' a small heap of rubble from the barn conversion build :rolleyes:.....NOW...this woulda been recycled years ago except my old dad ,in his wisdom, instructed a readycrete driver to put any surplus left over from installing holiday lets drain build over that rubble......result:rolleyes:.....a fekkin 'tanktrap'😭....wouldn't have been quite so bad but famous 'muddy puddle' was only 20 ft away:banghead:...a much better home:rolleyes:......anyway thats a 'battle for another day':).....whole area is only 100m square but that fekkin 'tanktrap'😁

shearers coming tomorrow🤞.....HH got very exited cos she got her first 'trophy' for 100 'likieys'😁
Average of 13 likieys per post she won't be long getting more trophies specially if she takes over the running of the diary while your away
 

robbie

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BASIS
fekkin 'ell how can i write 300 odd words about a small untidy yard :bag:......that has to be my 'dullest' entry like EVER :banghead: :banghead: :bag:

i'll try harder tomorrow i promise😭
Don't worry spinney we just see this as the lull before the storm......the storm being your hay harvest!!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Magic box mark 2 and either the Vermeer or the oh Deere is guaranteed to make for good reading.......actually just imagine if the pair were put to work in tandam, we could have some prize winning entries!!!!🤯🤯🤯🤯
 

spin cycle

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Location
north norfolk
Don't worry spinney we just see this as the lull before the storm......the storm being your hay harvest!!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Magic box mark 2 and either the Vermeer or the oh Deere is guaranteed to make for good reading.......actually just imagine if the pair were put to work in tandam, we could have some prize winning entries!!!!🤯🤯🤯🤯

that superted made over a grand:oops:.......not that i wanted it...y'know i was thinking today why i leave hay so late and it might be 'traditional habit' thing.....my late dad used to do the baling but loved watching wimbledon...,,,so we never cut hay until late the second week.....after we got the welgar i did baling but perhaps 'habit' stuck:scratchhead:
 

Suffolksucklers

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Suffolk

onthehoof

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Location
Cambs
Shamelessly copied from elsewhere

DAD’S BALER.

A nissan hut, its winter lair,
Where it didn’t require one ounce of care,
It slumbered quietly beneath a sheet,
It didn’t drink, it didn’t eat.
Convinced was I at infant stage,
It was a dragon with fearsome rage,
My childhood thoughts recall I’m sure,
When I passed it once and heard it snore,
Then as the year warmed up the land,
It seemed to know what was at hand,
Perhaps it smelt how grass had grown,
And sometime soon would now be mown,
It seemed to smile as it inhaled,
And mouthed, ‘let’s get this ryegrass baled’,
That day would dawn,
With grease gun primed,
The knotters oiled and duly timed,
The PTO soon made it sing,
And hoppers filled with sisal string,
The clanking, whirring humming beast,
Went to the field, on hay to feast,
Powered by old red David Brown,
I watched as rams drove up and down,
As rows were baled,
And exhaust grew hot,
The baler just went and scoffed the lot,
Of time it never seemed to care,
Hay went in loose and came out square,
But then the ram would halt its stroke,
Lost haybob tyne and shear bolt broke,
Soon repaired, back to the grind,
That trail of sweet smelling dust behind,
Now rows of bales across the field,
As daylight to the dusk did yield,
The following day spent carting in,
Let the stacking of the bays begin,
And all the fodder, dried and green,
Every bit had through that baler been,
Times move on, now bales have wrap,
The old New Holland resigned to scrap,
With cabs and heaters, aircon too,
And computers informing what’s left to do,
Do we actually get more done?
Or back then was there just more sun,
As old small bales become more rare,
I miss their scent in the evening air,
And now when enjoying post harvest drink,
It makes me of my childhood think,
Of that old baler, it makes me grin,
I’m convinced a dragon lay deep within.
 

robbie

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BASIS
that superted made over a grand:oops:.......not that i wanted it...y'know i was thinking today why i leave hay so late and it might be 'traditional habit' thing.....my late dad used to do the baling but loved watching wimbledon...,,,so we never cut hay until late the second week.....after we got the welgar i did baling but perhaps 'habit' stuck:scratchhead:
Look at it another way the super Ted only 7 or 8 fat lambs!!!!

With the oh Deere you'll be just like the ball at Wimbledon, back and forward with the tractor trying to get the bale to start!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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