Is anybody else really struggling with 2019 so far!?

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Doing it for the kids, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Princess Pooper

    East Mids
    I know anthrax causes sudden death but not that sudden. She was perfectly healthy and eating concentrate with all the others 2 hours previously. If she was feeling crook she wouldn't have laid down in the sh!t by the silage feeder she'd have gone elsewhere on the clean straw, suspect heart attack or possibly got knocked over and trampled (one was also bulling).
  2. Princess Pooper

    East Mids
    depends if the tags are already on the farm.....
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  3. FE35

    FE35 Member

    Yes 2019 is pretty crap so far! Slashed tractor tyre doing a favour for land lord, pick up engine has blown (warranty seems like it may be worthless at moment) & gimmer lambs been hammered by fluke despite being dosed
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  4. Deutzdx3

    Deutzdx3 Member

    I have very little motivation, I need to get on and complete 2 prototype machines but barely get out before lunch then have chores, work for about an hour or two per day if I’m Lucky. It’s no fun right now.
  5. SIABOD50

    SIABOD50 Member

    End of 2018 start of 2019 so far,
    Mum died week before Xmas , cousin died week before that, then auntie died week after, father then wrote his car off 2 days before mums funeral, he's got a cracked sternum , house heating has now packed up, so not great .
  6. sh!t . . .
    no - not great at all
    2019 isn't even 3 weeks old & its already a pansy
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  7. wellingtonfarmer

    Obviously they aren’t on farm
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  8. I’m reading this sitting in pickup with one front wheel pointing in a different direction to the other, and had a trailer on. Luckily only a mile from home and neighbour and good friend already picked trailer up and coming back for me! Apart from that trying to chill out about all the jobs that need doing and work way through them without getting stressed.
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  9. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    Who's coming to London for Independence Day . drinks on me
  10. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

    In the northern hemisphere it’s not even 2 weeks old :rolleyes:
    2018 was the worst year of my 35 years in farming so things can only get better (y)

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  11. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    Its a bugger. The short daylight hours do not help, makes me want to hibernate. Sometimes you just have to make a deadline to start work and stick to it.
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  12. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

    We all are now! :LOL::LOL:
  13. Red Fred

    Red Fred Member

    It does feel as if bad luck comes in bunches. I find things potter along quietly for years, then major upheavals come along all at once to shatter your complacency. Also if you are feeling smug about your good fortune, something bad always happens to restore the balance.
  14. Princess Pooper

    East Mids
    Bearing in mind that inspectors can check when you ordered tags.
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  15. Princess Pooper

    East Mids
    Really sorry to hear that, try and make some time for yourself when things have settled down a bit, that lot is sure to have an impact on you. Hope your Dad on the mend.

  16. Tbh, thinking of the natural situation for the likes of @Farmer Roy, a bit of political nonsense dreamt up by the NF seems an irrelevance
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  17. Bruce Almighty

    I'm waiting for the results of my wife's brain scan
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  18. powerfarmer

    powerfarmer Member

    Cork Ireland
    In the same boat here, I m just tipping away with work but I just can't get motivated to sort out the hundred other things that need doing .
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  19. nelly55

    nelly55 Member

    I’ve thrown away my list as it keeps getting longer,my wife’s illness has shown me how much she helped and still does only at a slower rate,hoping to get things more organised .Plus 2 old ponies been pts in the space of 4 weeks ,I miss them always moaned about them but they always Came to the fence in a morning to say hello.
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  20. Hfd Cattle

    Hfd Cattle Member

    Run them through the crush today... 24 tags missing out of 243 cattle . They allow you 20% and I will have 28 days to get them tagged. I already had some which has reduced it to 11 with tags missing so it's not too bad!
    Looking forward to a few Thatchers Haze tonight !

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