You know you are lambing /calving when?

abitdaft

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Location
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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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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