You know you are lambing /calving when?

abitdaft

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Scotland
Thought I would start this rather continue to hijack the " feck up " thread ( that just took me 3 or 4 minutes to recall the title!)

You are eating breakfast when you should be eating dinner and are eating dinner when you should be in your bed.

Your child comes home from school and walks in the door and tells you that they went to science class and had an experiment involving iodine and " it smelled like home ".

When milk is the last thing you think about before sleep and the first thing you think about as you wake up.

When sticky toffee pud is acceptable even though you are stuffed to the brim with the dinner you ate at half past ten ( 15 mins ago ) with double cream :arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:
 

Longlowdog

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Location
Aberdeenshire
Your friends visit and bring a flask of coffee for themselves because they know you're not going into the house till that ewe is in a pen with lambs full of colostrum.
When your real friends arrive unannounced, know where you hide the front door key, let the dogs out for a pee, make YOU a flask of coffee and bring it to the shed with cakes they brought.
When your ciggy tastes a bit like roast amniotic fluid but so what.
When the 1/4 scale, bow legged, miniature lamb occupies you from 3 till 6 am but you can't give up on it because... well, just because.
 

Longlowdog

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Location
Aberdeenshire
When you need to add at least a tenner to the swear jar after cursing all the way to the tool shed to get a pipe fitting for the *******ing stuck tap at 2am (that you saw yesterday and haven't slept more than 40 minutes since) only to realise when you've trudged back with a bucket full of stuff to fix it that you were trying to force it more open than its already fully open state. So much for 50 years of muscle memory.
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
When you need to add at least a tenner to the swear jar after cursing all the way to the tool shed to get a pipe fitting for the *******ing stuck tap at 2am (that you saw yesterday and haven't slept more than 40 minutes since) only to realise when you've trudged back with a bucket full of stuff to fix it that you were trying to force it more open than its already fully open state. So much for 50 years of muscle memory.
Hell you need less sheep! Or a lot more!!!!
 

Longlowdog

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Location
Aberdeenshire
It's only a fraction of the year. My Mrs wouldn't let me back in the house if she thought there was anything cold or hungry. I don't know if I could leave the shed if there was anything not right anyway. I know that my attitude wouldn't work with a couple of thousand ewes but when you only have a wee puckle it becomes all consuming to make every life count either at the pedigree sales or at least to send it to the butcher's shelf.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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