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    Re: Must farmers change their ways?

    Thank you sir.

    In the last decade I have seen forests which were select cut using mechanical harvesters - it takes a little longer and you don't get as much wood. part of the problem is the cost...
  2. Thread: Irish Border

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    Re: Irish Border

    And YOUR adding a tax to protect the UK wouldn't be seen as "bullying" by the US? And Amazon, et al aren't seen as raping, pillaging and plundering by the UK? All points of view based on where you...
  3. Thread: Irish Border

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    Re: Irish Border

    Zero percent interest- right
    The last vehicle I bought, a 2017 4x4 pickup, had a price of some $46k Canadian at zero percent interest for 6 years - CASH price: I wrote them a cheque for $38k
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    Re: Steam ploughing

    :cool: ;) :cool:
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    Re: Must farmers change their ways?

    It depends on how they cut and what they put into the biomass - if they clear-cut and put limbs and tops through the shredder, it isn't very "green". If they select cut (leave the semi-mature trees...
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    Re: Irish Border

    On this side of the pond, when they can't sell them they lease them $0 down, $99 per week for 56 weeks - limited mileage permitted
    you end up pay 3/4 of the price of the vehicle and they end up with...
  7. Thread: Irish Border

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    Re: Irish Border

    If you maintain the EU standards for hormones and antibiotics, I wouldn't worry about US beef
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    Re: Must farmers change their ways?

    Jack - interesting take. I wonder how many trucks there are hauling good from around the world to the local grocery store? (plus the ships in the harbours to get the goods to the UK in the first...
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    Re: Must farmers change their ways?

    I hear you. In our province we have one dominate (the empire) wood fiber purchaser / harvester / processor and 1 dominate landowner with wood holdings (the Crown). These two conspire to reduce the...
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    Re: Must farmers change their ways?

    John, I read through the article and I agree with it, in part. i don't think we need to stop cutting trees but revert back to the way we used to cut trees.

    Revert back? What do I mean?
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  11. Thread: Quad bike

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    Re: Quad bike

    On this side of the pond, Carpenters, plumbers, . . . have been painting their valuable tools "an odd color" so their tools show up when thieves try to use or sell them - not many carpenters would be...
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    Re: European cooperation.

    On this side of the pond, most small businesses prefer cash over credit because of the bank charges. I have only found one place that does NOT accept cash - the Passport Office
  13. Thread: Boris

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    Re: Boris

    If the UK Supreme Court is anything like most countries, the make-up, function and mandate should be reviewed.

    As an example, the press reported the other day that the US Democrats were talking...
  14. Thread: Boris

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    Re: Boris

    and the press loves controversy - it draws readers and in the "new online economy", misleading headlines draws "clicks" and "clicks" generate advertising revenue so the press will NEVER permit an...
  15. Re: Which sears Seat to fit in the New Holland TM / 40- series?

    Lamb skin is better, but sheep skin makes the seat warmer in the winter and cooler (no sweating a-hole ;)) in the summer - I have them on 3 of my vehicles
  16. Re: Which sears Seat to fit in the New Holland TM / 40- series?

    find one that is shaped like your butt (like the old metal ones from horse drawn equipment) - better distribution of weight, even if all it is covered with is a lamb's skin
  17. Re: Ploughed Land, Growing Weeds - Will Power Harrow Eradicate Weeds Before Seeding?

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    Has the owner of the acre that has been washed off been consulted as to what they want for the repair of their land?

    a seeded "pebble beach" would not, in my opinion, be prime grazing land...
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    Re: Learning how to weld - step one

    best laugh I have had in a long time :D :D :D
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    Re: Sandblastin diy

    What are you planning to use for paint? What is its adhesion characteristics?

    the Potato Farmers in Prince Edward Island used to find that just using a hand wire brush on the rust and a light...
  20. Thread: blind drivers

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    blind drivers

    Alberta, Canada

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/alberta-farmer-rear-ended-tractor-221634880.html

    if he was headed west towards the sun, then maybe . . .
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    Re: New tractor,machinery price tracker

    It is called "sticker shock" - if you see the price and just drive away, the salesman doesn't have a 1 in 100 chance of convincing you to buy anyway.

    The other thing is, there are so many...
  22. Thread: Boris

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    Re: Boris

    The world of 40 years ago doesn't exist any more, only partially true. Means of communication, travel, interconnected economies, . . . are much different.

    What is the SAME is the desire of...
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    Re: They said What??? !!!

    Has number 7 changed?
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    Re: Plants have "body clocks"

    First thing in the morning - stands to reason. A lot of plants "close up" during the night to protect their "sensitive" parts then open up as the day begins to capture any moisture / dew which has...
  25. Thread: Irish cows

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    Re: Irish cows

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    apparently one of the ingredients to make Rayon is wood fiber pulp - the pulp from a local mill is transported (cargo ship) half way around the world to India - I wonder how "green" / "carbon...
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