Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure.

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
Surprised the TFF armchair critics haven't ripped this to bits.

My thoughts............

Looks like a nice place, good house / buildings / land.
Not sure if Mr & Mrs Kelvin will make the grade as " proper " farmers, but so what. Neither have I.......
They can always rent out the ground, and remain living in a glorious part of the world.


My only quibble would be the massive £100k John Deere coupled to the wee harrow. On loan maybe ??
 

roscoe erf

Member
Livestock Farmer
Surprised the TFF armchair critics haven't ripped this to bits.

My thoughts............

Looks like a nice place, good house / buildings / land.
Not sure if Mr & Mrs Kelvin will make the grade as " proper " farmers, but so what. Neither have I.......
They can always rent out the ground, and remain living in a glorious part of the world.


My only quibble would be the massive £100k John Deere coupled to the wee harrow. On loan maybe ??
Too slow
 

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
Oh.......I see normal TFF service has resumed.... :ROFLMAO:
I thought it was OK for the BBC. No mention of growing Tofu, re wilding, etc, etc.......
 
Moved to posh farmhouse in the country with a nice bit of land. No 'big' farmer. Hobby farming. Prob got property rented out bringing a tidy income cos Im not sure what either of them are doing for work. Utter joke of a programme.
 
Surprised the TFF armchair critics haven't ripped this to bits.

My thoughts............

Looks like a nice place, good house / buildings / land.
Not sure if Mr & Mrs Kelvin will make the grade as " proper " farmers, but so what. Neither have I.......
They can always rent out the ground, and remain living in a glorious part of the world.


My only quibble would be the massive £100k John Deere coupled to the wee harrow. On loan maybe ??
Is there a tendency for members of TFF to criticize armchairs?
 

puppet

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
Thought the sheep farmer was strange. Dosing sheep by catching them one by one in a wide pen and chasing them round a shed to catch and clip them. Bit late to dag them just minutes before shearing. All good TV I suppose.
Better to invest his time letting out the fully equipped stables and paddocks
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
Thought the sheep farmer was strange. Dosing sheep by catching them one by one in a wide pen and chasing them round a shed to catch and clip them. Bit late to dag them just minutes before shearing. All good TV I suppose.
Better to invest his time letting out the fully equipped stables and paddocks


Lovely set up for horses. Seems the obvious income stream.
Pretty poor program IMO but I find farming problems dull generally...
 

bluebell

Member
makes fun of a serious subject? if you really want to keep livestock in a semi commercial way, go and either work on a livestock farm first or go to college? or like me learn the hard way through my wallet? what really gets me with all these now recent livestyle, move to the countryside, start a new life? loveey type tv programmes, etc etc, is why the hell the serious side of how much work is involved in livestock, for so little profit if any? to be had and the worry?
 

Electricfencer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
makes fun of a serious subject? if you really want to keep livestock in a semi commercial way, go and either work on a livestock farm first or go to college? or like me learn the hard way through my wallet? what really gets me with all these now recent livestyle, move to the countryside, start a new life? loveey type tv programmes, etc etc, is why the hell the serious side of how much work is involved in livestock, for so little profit if any? to be had and the worry?
I am making a reasonable business out of these sort of people, they buy a millions pounds worth of land and 200 lambs, after the fist year when 20% have died, 40% are lame and the rest keep getting out, they come to the conclusion they need some to do if for them. So I step in buy all there rubbish, replace with 50% less ewe lambs (what I buy back 12 months later), we do the maintenance and tractor work for them and send them a monthly bill. They still get to tell there friends or followers that they are farmers and technically they are but now they have a nice flock of sheep and the place looks reasonable.
I now have 4 people that I do this for and works great (ATM).
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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