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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    I like the post above. All too often today we come across people employed in the Puiblic Sector, be they Planning Department people, NHS Managers, Highways people, County and District...
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    Re: Modern technology!

    Brilliant story Jack. Thanks for sharing it.
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    Thanks Jack, that sounds just up my street. I'll put a search on eBay.
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    Yes Jack, but my sadness is that we have lost our rural charm. There is undoubtedly a "charm" of sorts taking it's place but there was a time, when I was a lad ( 14 YO) and had got my hands on my...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    It's all about putting 000s on the end of everything now. I know a man who farmed 400 acres 30 years ago. All arable, tenant farmer. Now, he and his three Sons farm 4000 acres. A bit owned, most...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    My opinion wasn't based on those sorts of figures. But to be more realistic, even with 250-ish acres of decent dirt, which used to be a fair sized farm, would be struggling now, even if it was all...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Correct. For two reasons ( at least)
    1. The local pack was disbanded (years before the ban)
    2. The ban.
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    There might be a few farms like that in your part of the World Gee but not many down here. But there used to be. One of my Grandfathers bought and sold 5 farms in his lifetime, the first one in 1920,...
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    Why can't people just understand the "subsidy" myth ? Take the area payments away and U.K. farmers could not afford to grow cereals with the present cost of production. Take the environmental...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    Plant plenty in 2020 !!!
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    Sorry Jack but I don't agree with your comment "he has been the most influential politician of the last 20 years." Farage is Brexit and nothing else. But he's got a handle on the whole EU nonsense,...
  12. Thread: Climate Change

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    Re: Climate Change

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    Re: Climate Change

    Come on Jack, we have seen all extremes of weather before. Remember the Winter of '62 - '63 ? And what about the Sumer of '75 & much more severe the Summer of '76 ? And you and I are old enough to...
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    Re: Election Result Predictions?

    With reference to all those 39 poor souls who perished at the hands of murdererous scum I've had an idea.

    All containers, vehicles with enclosed bodies, refrigerated lorries, etc. should have to...
  15. Thread: Resin driveways

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    Re: Resin driveways

    That's a really useful post. Thank you for that. Sounds like you and the good lady had a bad experience.
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    Re: Kohler vee-twin 20hp petrol.

    Even more developments. Today I attached a piece of pipe to the intake pipe that is normally fed by the pulse pump. I then put a squeezy bottle containing petrol onto the other end of the pipe,...
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    Re: Kohler vee-twin 20hp petrol.

    There have been some developments. I took the pipe off the pump that goes to the crankcase and substituted a short piece of pipe in it's place. I then took the pipe off the pump that goes to the...
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    Re: Kohler vee-twin 20hp petrol.

    Mmmmmm, hadn't thought about that. I suppose it could also be a damaged/punctured float. Thank you. I've just been watching some videos on YT and I think I will test the pump first by blowing and...
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    Kohler vee-twin 20hp petrol.

    Just a long shot. I have a ride on mower with a 20hp vee-twin petrol Kohler.

    Yesterday I started it and was just about to put the deck into gear and she suddenly stopped. She wouldn't start so...
  20. Thread: Steam ploughing

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    Re: Steam ploughing

    I was muckspreading on an estate about 50 years ago and there is a 7 acre lake in front of the big house and they were dredging that with two steamers. Very impressive seeing one engine pulling the...
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    Re: Boris

    Surely you must realise that those attributes are a required qualification for MPs ? And a majority of them excel in those qualities. And a majority are there because they would be useless at any...
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    Re: European cooperation.

    Spot on.
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    Re: harvest in the 50's

    No, it's a 6ft cut wheel drive Jack. I reckon any 8ft machines (didn't know they went that big) would have been P.T.O. drive ? If you got an 8ft in some grassy stuff (remember crops weren't as clean...
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    Re: harvest in the 50's

    You mentioned a binder Jack. This is a video of my very late MH binder & red DB 770 at a show at Coed Y Dinas (Welshpool) with my mate Gron. riding the binder when we farmed in Wales. Apologies for...
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    Re: harvest in the 50's

    No doubt that it was more physical work than today but by and large they were happier times. Firstly, you were rarely on your own. Always plenty of people working on farms and that made, generally,...
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