Farmer Roy's Random Thoughts - I never said it was easy.

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Farmer Roy, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Kiwi Pete

    Kiwi Pete Member

    Location:
    Owaka, New Zealand
    It made me feel a LOT better for not going out and killing them, like I "ought to" be doing.
    And they are thinning themselves out, whatever remedial work they are doing is obviously getting less necessary over time.

    They are always going to be here, so long as my neighbours have hundred-acre slabs of thistle there are going to be some here....

    But you won't convince the majority, there is something fundamentally wrong with enjoying the benefits of something that costs nothing...
     
  2. Jim bean

    Jim bean Member

    Location:
    Boneo AU
    can't convince my sheep to eat these Kiffler potatoes, fussy baarstards. IMG_0024.jpeg IMG_0024.jpeg
     
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  3. Kiwi Pete

    Kiwi Pete Member

    Location:
    Owaka, New Zealand
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  4. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    Location:
    In the Mud
    No....

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  5. Jim bean

    Jim bean Member

    Location:
    Boneo AU
    No , l ,ve just tried mashing some spuds up with the garden shredder and mixing it with some hay. There was also some mint, thyme and rosemary to make it smell nice. IMG_0028.JPG
     
  6. Add some barra and a splash of white vinegar and I'll come help em out(y)
     
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  7. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    It's an ill divided world. We had 6 weeks without rain here in the spring/ early summer and very little bother, but it wouldn't have taken a great deal more to give us problems. Previous summer was the opposite, not so much amount but the fact that most days it rained.
    We need a weather swapping machine!
     
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  8. Hell of a variation in wind direction there Roy! At the coast i could understand it but inland?
     
  9. Tail of a front passing?


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  10. yeah, not unusual - it keeps the spraying contractors on their toes :ROFLMAO:
    they will quite often decide which clients & which fields they will spray at certain times of the day, depending on wind direction & whats down wind or where vulnerable areas are
     
  11. CornishTone

    CornishTone Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Just chatting to a Barossa grape grower. He’s paying $900/ML plus infrastructure charges which something like $10,000/yr. basically they’re paying c$3,500/ML which blew my mind a little bit. They’re using between 1-2Ml/ha on grapes as an average.
     
  12. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    The bloke sent his kids out to take the order, i think they were just confused.
     
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  13. too hot to do anything today, not interested in watching cricket on TV & decided sitting under an air conditioner all day drinking beer wasn't really a positive thing to do
    so, after my avocado, kale, mushroom, poached egg, brown rice & grilled haloumi & pot of black tea breakfast ( did I mention this is currently my favourite breakfast ) I decided to go for a bit of a ride on the WR450, as its been a while . . . Did a nice little 400 km loop around mainly gravel roads on the southern end of the Liverpool Plains. Spring Ridge, Blackville, Bundella, Premer, Tambar Springs, Curlewis & back into town, Encompasses some of my favourite place on this earth - feels like "home" & is my "happy place" :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    Sorry, not pics to share - wouldn't do it justice anyway
    although, I did stop & look at this, not far from town with a For Sale sign on it, beside the road. @holwellcourtfarm I instantly thought of you (y) Don't you have an old Inter 511 Combine ( we call em combines & I refuse to call em drills :D ) that you were wanting to put zero till disc units under ? These disc units are a Homan double disc, mounted on a parallelogram, with depth controlled by the presswheel. Pretty simple, strong unit.

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  14. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    Did u ask the price?
     
  15. nah, just had a phone number on it
     
  16. Kiwi Pete

    Kiwi Pete Member

    Location:
    Owaka, New Zealand
    Hopefully that's the fecker that will give us wet sheep tomorrow :angelic:
     
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  17. Kiwi Pete

    Kiwi Pete Member

    Location:
    Owaka, New Zealand
    Great minds, I went out for a blat on mine, too.
    Also, no photos, better to leave it somewhere safe... used 3 tanks of juice
     
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  18. Each to their own. I could eat one but I wouldn't call it a treat. Bacon, sausages, fried eggs, black pudding, hash browns, mushrooms and maybe some fried tomatoes. Now there's a breakfast treat :love:
    Probably too hot were you are to enjoy something heavy and fried though :(
     
  19. I only used one tank, but the Long Range Desert Weapon has a nearly 600 km range :eek::D:ROFLMAO:
     
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  20. glasshouse

    glasshouse Member

    Location:
    lothians
    Ten feet of snow has fallen austria, its an ill divided world.
     
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