Farmer Forgets His Family?

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Only one side of this story has been told but from the brief but concise description I would say that the boyfriend is what is known in technical terms as a 'selfish twit'. There are a lot of them about. It may be because he has been spoilt or it may be that he's in a relationship that he regrets or, more likely he's just a sad and dull person with no personality or character.

On the other hand he may be a fantasy. A fictional character devised and directed by the author's red right hand. Who can tell? Not me.
 

MickyMook

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Livestock Farmer
Location
County Down
in the boyfriends defence - when I first moved back to farm full time, I worked round the clock as I felt that I had a duty to make it work. This sense of duty was made even stronger when the wife and I had our first wee’un. I had this notion that I needed to be working harder to make sure that I was building a future for them. Being in the house made me feel guilty, although I tried to be there when I could, but I just stacked myself with work too! Looking back, I was completely blind to the fact that my wife needed me there more, and I though I was doing a great job balancing the two. While it’s very hard to take time off, and sometimes the farm suffers for it, there are more important things than money and empire building. Problem is that even well meaning partners don’t always see that.
 

Bill the Bass

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cumbria
in the boyfriends defence - when I first moved back to farm full time, I worked round the clock as I felt that I had a duty to make it work. This sense of duty was made even stronger when the wife and I had our first wee’un. I had this notion that I needed to be working harder to make sure that I was building a future for them. Being in the house made me feel guilty, although I tried to be there when I could, but I just stacked myself with work too! Looking back, I was completely blind to the fact that my wife needed me there more, and I though I was doing a great job balancing the two. While it’s very hard to take time off, and sometimes the farm suffers for it, there are more important things than money and empire building. Problem is that even well meaning partners don’t always see that.
Absolutely. Lost count of the older farmers I meet that say ‘I didn’t spend much time with my kids’ never hear them say ‘I wish I mucked more sheds out and fixed more fences’.
 

Wombat

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Location
East yorks
My advice would be to feck him off, life’s to short to be prating about like that. Relationships are both ways and yes there will be busy times but should be able to make time when it’s quieter, if he cannot realise that then better off done now.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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