what grinds your gears

melted welly

Member
Location
DD9.
Repairs that snowball.
Spending the winter servicing and repairing. But where do you stop. Replace one leaking roof sheet but the purlin looks a bit dodgy. It’s just the result of aged infrastructure. You get to the point of thinking well really the whole roof needs replacing. Then you think well the floor needs redoing as well. Then you wonder if you’d be better selling the lot to a good lifer, buying a flat in Lincoln, investing the rest and spending the rest of your life researching local history or lecturing in applied bollox at Lincoln university.
............or become an auditor 🤣
 

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
Trying to help out a redundant employed guy,
who is now self employed.
Today the aforementioned mentioned guy says, “I will only be able to have one and a half days off this weekend as I need to put a customer’s ATV back together”.
I said to him welcome to the world of the self employed.!!!! :mad:
 

britt

Member
BASE UK Member
Repairs that snowball.
Spending the winter servicing and repairing. But where do you stop. Replace one leaking roof sheet but the purlin looks a bit dodgy. It’s just the result of aged infrastructure. You get to the point of thinking well really the whole roof needs replacing. Then you think well the floor needs redoing as well. Then you wonder if you’d be better selling the lot to a good lifer, buying a flat in Lincoln, investing the rest and spending the rest of your life researching local history or lecturing in applied bollox at Lincoln university.
Similar to a theory that a friend of mine has. "Don't start shooting sheep, you won't know when to stop !"
 

DrWazzock

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Time this thread was ridded up again.
Accountants.
We took on Qbooks with them in the hope it would make things easier. I bust a gut creating classes to tag expenses to residences and partners. I thought I'd made it so easy for them. It seem easy enough to me. So why do the accounts come back as a complete dogs breakfast with expenses allocated to the wrong partners and residences when I had been fastidious in designating each and every expense to the right partner or residence class. All they had to do was a run a class report to identify the expenses associated with each partner and each residence but oh no, the accounts have come back as complete bollox. Granny has a huge drawing on her tiny bungalow, incorrect. Brother has the smallest expenses even though he leaves all the lights on and the heating full blast in his mansion. Its so wrong, you wonder if any of it is ever right.
 

Pan mixer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Colchester
Time this thread was ridded up again.
Accountants.
We took on Qbooks with them in the hope it would make things easier. I bust a gut creating classes to tag expenses to residences and partners. I thought I'd made it so easy for them. It seem easy enough to me. So why do the accounts come back as a complete dogs breakfast with expenses allocated to the wrong partners and residences when I had been fastidious in designating each and every expense to the right partner or residence class. All they had to do was a run a class report to identify the expenses associated with each partner and each residence but oh no, the accounts have come back as complete bollox. Granny has a huge drawing on her tiny bungalow, incorrect. Brother has the smallest expenses even though he leaves all the lights on and the heating full blast in his mansion. Its so wrong, you wonder if any of it is ever right.
Don't worry, I do mine on Xero, extrenely carefully and my accountant messes that up too.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Time this thread was ridded up again.
Accountants.
We took on Qbooks with them in the hope it would make things easier. I bust a gut creating classes to tag expenses to residences and partners. I thought I'd made it so easy for them. It seem easy enough to me. So why do the accounts come back as a complete dogs breakfast with expenses allocated to the wrong partners and residences when I had been fastidious in designating each and every expense to the right partner or residence class. All they had to do was a run a class report to identify the expenses associated with each partner and each residence but oh no, the accounts have come back as complete bollox. Granny has a huge drawing on her tiny bungalow, incorrect. Brother has the smallest expenses even though he leaves all the lights on and the heating full blast in his mansion. Its so wrong, you wonder if any of it is ever right.
Mine all on QuickBooks. They can access them. All invoices scanned, and bank statement attached.....

....so why did they only ask for two queries to my last year's accounts on Friday? Wtf have they done in 8 months?

Bloody hell.
 

7610 super q

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Crapweathershire
Ah accountants. Strange mix here of envelopes stuffed with invoices, everything written neatly in an old NFU ledger, and taking pics of everything and emailing it....
For some reason every time I sell an implement, they want to see the invoice with the original purchase price.🤓 Just as well I've kept invoices from the 1960's then.
I think they're used to dealing with more " normal " businesses, where machinery is chopped in every 3 years.....
 

britt

Member
BASE UK Member
Ah accountants. Strange mix here of envelopes stuffed with invoices, everything written neatly in an old NFU ledger, and taking pics of everything and emailing it....
For some reason every time I sell an implement, they want to see the invoice with the original purchase price.🤓 Just as well I've kept invoices from the 1960's then.
I think they're used to dealing with more " normal " businesses, where machinery is chopped in every 3 years.....
Our accountant keeps an asset list. When something is purchased it's added for that year and I have to check the list each year at our meeting to cross off anything that's been sold, scrapped or rotted away.
 

Hooby Farmer

Member
Location
roe valley
Having a tidy up on the farm wet afternoon no better job for the day. Got the load of scrap onto the trailer so far so good. Send the lad away to the scrap yard, got a call an hour later.....tractor has lost drive, right on the edge of the town centre on the edge of rush hour. Getting the tractor loaded onto the lorry, driver was standing in the middle of the road hi vis on, stopping the traffic til it was loaded was clipped by a car wing mirror by a car that didn't stop 😡. Thankfully everyone OK but its stressful few hours.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Having a tidy up on the farm wet afternoon no better job for the day. Got the load of scrap onto the trailer so far so good. Send the lad away to the scrap yard, got a call an hour later.....tractor has lost drive, right on the edge of the town centre on the edge of rush hour. Getting the tractor loaded onto the lorry, driver was standing in the middle of the road hi vis on, stopping the traffic til it was loaded was clipped by a car wing mirror by a car that didn't stop 😡. Thankfully everyone OK but its stressful few hours.
That's the sort of thing I dread and makes me reluctant to go far with elderly particularly hydrostatically driven kit. Last time it happened it was the combine which stopped just before the brow of a hill due to biodiesel gunk in the filters. Luckily it got going again after a bit of a rest as the fuel seeped through again. Glad all is safely gathered in for you.
 

ARW

Member
Location
Yorkshire
Fencing in the rain and your bloody phone rings, by the time I get my glove off and my hand past your waterproofs then out of your pocket your to late
Even more annoying is when it’s a next door neighbour just ringing to say that they have a had a package of yours delivered and they will drop it off, which is great, thanks for your help, it just didn’t need 3 phone calls, 2 answer phone messages and 4 texts!
 

Hooby Farmer

Member
Location
roe valley
That's the sort of thing I dread and makes me reluctant to go far with elderly particularly hydrostatically driven kit. Last time it happened it was the combine which stopped just before the brow of a hill due to biodiesel gunk in the filters. Luckily it got going again after a bit of a rest as the fuel seeped through again. Glad all is safely gathered in for you.
Best of it is I ordered a big skip for next week specifically for clearing scrap out of the yard.
 

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The new Sustainable Farming Incentive

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