Drought buster

How To bust the drought

all combines out on the yard spout out header on cab door open Keys in ignition
barbecue for next Friday Inviting one neighbour and relayed on zoom
This week all talk on tff about the impending lack of harvesting And how the dryer will be redundent and all the fuel in stock will not be needed
it usually rains when every one gives up all hope of a change
i cannot see it changing till August
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
New roof going on house tomorrow....or rather old roof coming off.
Torrential rain on the way, guaranteed.

- July 2012:
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24 hours later a ceiling collapsed under the weight of pooled water leaking through in a downpour. Thankfully it’s one of those jobs you should only do once in a lifetime. Good luck...
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
New roof going on house tomorrow....or rather old roof coming off.

That’s a good point. I’ve got an old barn due to be repaired shortly but delayed due to virus. Would be cracking weather for it at the moment. Soon as the tiles come off the rain will start.....and that will probably be harvest time knowing how things work.

The drought will only stop when none of us needs the rain any more.
 

melted welly

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
DD9.
Having put it off until as much water is on the end rigs as the actual crop, I’ve finally got all the bits required to repair our leaky irrigators.

They’ll be in the workshop tomorrow and ready to start again Wednesday morning so expect heavy rain covering most of north east Scotland.
 

bankrupt

Member
Location
EX17/20
Lobby for a hose pipe ban
Hose pipe ban went on for weeks and weeks and was completely ineffective here in 1976.

The eventual Drought Buster turned out to be the Tug-of-War scheduled between our lot and next door parish's best pub's finest for 4pm on Sat Sept 18th.

We'd been in training for weeks and weeks under adverse conditions of drought and severe thirst, only to have the competition cancelled at the last minute due to Health and Safety.

Have to admit that a sudden 4" of rain on grassless turf had made it a little bit slippery but, nevertheless, given the chance we'd surely have slaughtered 'em.

:D :D
 
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Dukes Fit

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Having put it off until as much water is on the end rigs as the actual crop, I’ve finally got all the bits required to repair our leaky irrigators.

They’ll be in the workshop tomorrow and ready to start again Wednesday morning so expect heavy rain covering most of north east Scotland.

Been raining here since 12 this afternoon.....
Thanks for that, I wanted to take the bike to Inverness, gonna have to take the van now.
 

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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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