Village People.......

TheTallGuy

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Location
Cambridgeshire
When we first moved here and going to buy a pint of milk, every person you passed on the street would stop to say hello or ask after you, commentate on the weather etc. I had no idea who I was talking to, but presumed they knew who I was ? Sadly times have changed, Covid hasn't helped and people just scurry past now.
Have to say the opposite here, since the start of the pandemic people have been far more likely to nod or offer a greeting than I ever remember being the case around here. Also far more folk leaning on the gate asking about the farm etc.
 
When we first moved here and going to buy a pint of milk, every person you passed on the street would stop to say hello or ask after you, commentate on the weather etc. I had no idea who I was talking to, but presumed they knew who I was ? Sadly times have changed, Covid hasn't helped and people just scurry past now.
I'm not surprised no one talks to you in town.
Even I freak out when seeing bears in town....🤔
 

TheTallGuy

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Location
Cambridgeshire
And none of them have a clue, but they're all internet experts.
Most of the people I spoke to seem to have been genuinely interested in what's going on, unfortunately being arable & fruit there's not much happening from day to day.

The best part has been dispelling some of the myths about farming, that and seeing people's faces when they taste genuine fresh ripe plums... one former city dweller couldn't believe that such tasty exotic fruit could be grown here! 😂 😂
 

Bongodog

Member
Our village doesn’t have a local loony..... ah, hang on......
I'm fairly sure our incomers think that of me, well I must be an inbred half sharp as I've lived all my life in the village and all bar a year of it in the same house. To me it shows contentment, We're not a big family, but besides my wife and daughter I do have my mum, a sister and brother in law and an aunt and uncle in the village. That makes us seem strange to the average incomer who has no relatives for miles. Also they think our long term residency shows a distinct lack of ambition.
They arrive, proceed to pee off the local population by trying to join everything in sight seemingly with the sole purpose of destruction.
Things have got far far worse since a bunch of anonymous incomers launched the village facebook page, they slag off the Parish council at every opportunity (people who by law have to divulge their home address etc) whilst not revealing who they are. Encourage people to walk across farmland in order to claim ancient footpath rights and generally expect City centre services in a rural community. A couple of weeks ago they even had the cheek to say that they were being trolled, rather difficult if no one knows who you are !!
 

Robt

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Location
Suffolk
When we first moved here and going to buy a pint of milk, every person you passed on the street would stop to say hello or ask after you, commentate on the weather etc. I had no idea who I was talking to, but presumed they knew who I was ? Sadly times have changed, Covid hasn't helped and people just scurry past now.
That’s strange, I have found the exact opposite in our village since Covid. Everyone wants to say hello or chat now
 

JP1

Member
Livestock Farmer
That’s strange, I have found the exact opposite in our village since Covid. Everyone wants to say hello or chat now
I've carried on with work and the farm but have to remember many even in my little village are furloughed / not working / working from home (my ex has even learned to blwo on her mug of wine on Zoom conferences now)

I actually find folks have more time for one another and do speak as they pass now
 
I've carried on with work and the farm but have to remember many even in my little village are furloughed / not working / working from home (my ex has even learned to blwo on her mug of wine on Zoom conferences now)

I actually find folks have more time for one another and do speak as they pass now
That's just "not cricket", you can't drink wine from a mug, you must have the correct glass for the wine!!!🙄
Even before lunch too.
 

kfpben

Member
Location
Mid Hampshire
From today's Times:
I like the last paragraph. More of this kind of thing👍

Reminds me of when I met a new bloke who had moved into the village a few years ago. It was about 2am at a pretty wild New Years Eve party at the local pub. Apparently I introduced myself and said ‘welcome to the village but if you turn into one of those electric gate tossers I’ll cut the cables and torch the f******’.

He never did put electric gates in.
We’re mates now👍
 
I like the last paragraph. More of this kind of thing👍

Reminds me of when I met a new bloke who had moved into the village a few years ago. It was about 2am at a pretty wild New Years Eve party at the local pub. Apparently I introduced myself and said ‘welcome to the village but if you turn into one of those electric gate tossers I’ll cut the cables and torch the f******’.

He never did put electric gates in.
We’re mates now👍
Liz Jones mentioned in the last paragraph is a typical 'Londoner Does Devon' though - demanding, fussy, opinionated and patronising, with the addition of being rude about her neighbours in the national press.

She moved up to Yorkshire (is still there I think, near Leyburn) and it turned out that Yorkshire folk didn't like her any better. Well, according to her at least. It could all be a fabrication for her Daily Mail column.
 

holwellcourtfarm

Member
Livestock Farmer
Liz Jones mentioned in the last paragraph is a typical 'Londoner Does Devon' though - demanding, fussy, opinionated and patronising, with the addition of being rude about her neighbours in the national press.

She moved up to Yorkshire (is still there I think, near Leyburn) and it turned out that Yorkshire folk didn't like her any better. Well, according to her at least. It could all be a fabrication for her Daily Mail column.
If you don't get in with one neighbour it's just bad luck. If it happens repeatedly it's probably not them that's the problem I find.... :unsure: 😉
 

delilah

Member
I like the last paragraph. More of this kind of thing👍

Reminds me of when I met a new bloke who had moved into the village a few years ago. It was about 2am at a pretty wild New Years Eve party at the local pub. Apparently I introduced myself and said ‘welcome to the village but if you turn into one of those electric gate tossers I’ll cut the cables and torch the f******’.

He never did put electric gates in.
We’re mates now👍
Will now refer to our more annoying DFL residents as EGT's :ROFLMAO: .
 
Spread a field of grass today with N, no footpaths across it on the out skirts of the village. Tonight I’m the bad guy on Facebook as somebody who doesn’t even live in the village walked their dog on it, they ate some of the prills which tasted ‘vile’ and apparently it the dog is sick I’m paying the vets bills! My wife said that replying with try buying a fudgein map and sticking to the footpaths isn’t pc.
 

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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