I remember the time when...

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Landless Gentry, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Hesstondriver

    Hesstondriver Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon
    it is a liquid when made and then dries to form crystals, now imagine a small saucer, with a small bit of chocolate in the middle and a puddle around it, left to dry and form nitrogen triiodide crystals, when placed on a window sill, this makes a fantastic fly trap / killer
     
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  2. Fromebridge

    Fromebridge Member

    Location:
    Glos
    No, they'd be Vagitarians
     
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  3. Old Boar

    Old Boar Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    You could mend wellies with a red hot poker.
     
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  4. Fromebridge

    Fromebridge Member

    Location:
    Glos
    When 'GPS' meant lining up with a certain stone in a distant long stone wall - which soon started to look like several other stones :oops:
     
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  5. Filthyfarmer

    Filthyfarmer Member

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    No ours wasn't as refined as that !
    That being said. we did progress from coffee jar size making a lot of smoke to test tube size blowing chunks out of walls(y)
     
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  6. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    I’ve never tried brewing mother-of-Satan. That scared the crap out of me.
     
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  7. DeeGee

    DeeGee Member

    Location:
    North East Wales
    Or lining up with big stone that turned out to be a sheep.
     
  8. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    Lined up a post one day, then found out it was a narrow boat chimney !!
     
  9. betweenthelines

    Location:
    southwest
    Nothing wrong with a lesbian-they think like I do when they see a good looking women!
     
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  10. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Or lining up with a sleeping sheep which decides to wake up and walk off..................you can never find a dead bugger when you need one.:rolleyes:
     
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  11. Tarw Coch

    Tarw Coch Member

    Think it was a Jim Davidson joke where paddy was chatting up a good looking girl in a bar.
    You’re wasting your time she said, I’m a lesbian.
    No understanding what she was on about and certainly not being put off he carried on asking her, so what part of lesbania do you come from.
    No no she said, see that good looking girl over there, I’d like to.......as she went into graphical detail of what she’d like to do to her.
    At which point Paddy started sobbing, what’s wrong she asked, I think I’m a lesbian too he replied
     
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  12. Red Fred

    Red Fred Member

    All the farmers' sons used to take rope crow bangers to school and use the bangers for different purposes. Dad actively encouraged it as he thought it showed initiative, and kept us away from drugs, drink, girls, etc.
    A favourite trick by the less savoury characters was to tape some together, drop them in a plastic dustbin with a short delay and wedge a lad into the bin bottom first. The idea was to create a human cannonball. They used to make it more interesting by balancing the bin on the edge of the bridge over the mill stream.
    Not being in the violent crowd, my bangers were used for more scientific experiments such as launching drainpipes into space and blowing holes in the wall. On one occaission, a banger was smouldering nicely in a hole in the brick wall when the school padre came past and stopped for a chat. We all prayed silently and sure enough, the fuse went out. Eventually the whole school was hauled up and we were told that any more explosions would result in a huge explosion from the head, so it fizzled out.
    On our last day, dad gave me a load of ropes and advised me to hang them down the school drain gratings for the benefit of the live-in teachers and boarders. As I went home early, I never knew if it worked or not. :)
     
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  13. LincsLongwool

    LincsLongwool Member

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    N.Lincs
    I remember the time when we didn't need GPS to drive straight
     
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  14. Exact same thing happened to my dad, but at a Wrexham FC game in the 70s. Dad had a smock coat on with big pocket on the front of chest. My dad didn't notice until someone in front of him turned round and said "fucķîng hell mate, your on fire!"

    Highlight of the season apparently.
     
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  15. Red Fred

    Red Fred Member

    I remember grandad pottering around the farm with a fag in one hand and a tin of Cymag in the other. How he never poisoned himself, I don't know, but the first war generation were made of stern stuff.
     
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  16. Old Boar

    Old Boar Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    Uncle smoking a pipe as he milked in the byre. Watching him tuck a kitten on to a cluster to help a slow milker. The kitten sat there warm and snug, pulsating slowly.
    Him accurately squirting the foremilk from each cow at the bowl next to a group of cats in the dung passage. Cell counts had not been invented.
     
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  17. DeeGee

    DeeGee Member

    Location:
    North East Wales
    I thought it was only here and a poor vacuum line that we had to put a weight on the clusters or press down on them with some cows who were slow milkers.
     
  18. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    Used to have a half brick on each window ledge in the old cow house, just for that very purpose. Never washed cows either unless they were filthy in winter, just a rub of soft paraffin grease, from a bucket on the window cill, on each teat to stop them getting sore
     
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  19. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Location:
    Scottish Highlands
    One day soon, the penny is going to drop that exposure to all those sources of infection probably boosted the immune system. I don't remember many with allergies back then.
     
  20. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    That’s a Jethro joke.talking about his mate Denzil.classic though.on YouTube if anyone wants to watch it
    Nick...
     
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