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  1. Re: Are black-grass levels higher or lower than last year?

    For those of you who are not aware, my neighbour Chris Richardson is hosting a Black Grass control open day on Aslackby Fen, NG34 0LE on the Thursday 7th July (tomorrow). From what I've seen the...
  2. Thread: river crossing

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    Re: river crossing

    This should do the job:

    http://www.milweb.net/classifieds/classpics/78787.jpg

    http://www.milweb.co.uk/classifieds/large_image.php?ad=78787&cat=1
  3. Thread: Lamma

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    Re: Lamma

    Learn a smattering of Polish, Russian and Serbo Croat if you want to engage in conversation with the locals.:D

    The pubs and restaurants in Spalding are nothing special and I usually stick to the...
  4. Re: Class warfare and unintended consequences......

    Following in the footsteps of her predecessor perhaps and continue with his plan to cover Scotland with wind farms.

    So glad I made my last tour of Scotland before the turbines arrived!
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    Re: Have You Found Anything Interesting On The Farm?

    I've done a lot of field walking over the years on my land as well as that of my neighbours (with their permission of course) and have found plenty of evidence of the Romano-British settlements that...
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    Re: Electricity prices

    I've just learnt that Extra Energy are currently quoting 8.3p per unit for business consumers (sorry don't know what the daily standing charge is) but as one who is on one of their domestic fixed...
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    Re: How to find out if someone on job seekers?

    I can understand the OP's dilemma.

    If he (the lad) works well and does a good job he will not want to lose him but on the other hand if the lad wants his money in cash which makes the OP uneasy...
  8. Thread: Credit Chargers

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    Re: Credit Chargers

    The simple answer is yes and it's been that way in the UK for decades if not centuries.

    Basically 8% interest PA plus Bank of England base rate.

    I found this which may help clarify the...
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    Re: 50 YEARS SINCE THIS SIGHT WAS LAST SEEN ?

    I recall some years ago when the RAF finally installed an arrestor net at Wyton after many incidents of overrunning the end of the runway by the Canberras based there and it would only be time before...
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    Re: 50 YEARS SINCE THIS SIGHT WAS LAST SEEN ?

    Although not in the same league as the two Lancs which I also had the pleasure of watching flying over Metheringham (nr Waddington) in formation with the Vulcan, I was lucky enough to witness the...
  11. Thread: Hard Water

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    Re: Hard Water

    +1

    Wot he said!

    This company are in my opinion the best in the business and the boss is always on hand to answer any queries regarding spares, DIY repairs and upgrades:
    ...
  12. Thread: Hard Water

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    Re: Hard Water

    We put a water softener in as part of the refurbishment of the farmhouse when I discovered all the old plumbing was chock full of limescale.

    Twelve years later not a sign of limescale in any...
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    Re: access on to road question?

    Just one bit of advice I'd like to offer and based on a neighbour's experience in a similar situation as yours.

    When he got everything sorted for an alternative route onto his place off of an "A"...
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    Re: Credit where credit is due

    Try this supplier: http://www.furfeatherandfin.com/product/17/sz01/poachers-alarm.html#.U8RJgPldWSo
    ...
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    Re: Anyone want a holiday home??

    Where's the helipad?

    Gotta have a helipad if it's going to attract people such as me!

    OK, I'll settle for an airstrip.:D
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    Re: Lesser Trefoil Problem

    Thanks for the heads-up on Fluroxypyr. Doesn't seem to be available as a stand alone herbicide but is present in a few of the mixed herbicides.

    Interestingly, two of the expensive mixed herbicide...
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    Lesser Trefoil Problem

    I have a few acres of amenity grassland that has become infested with Lesser Trefoil this year and my usual herbicide doesn't seem to be having any affect.

    My herbicide of choice is Longbow which...
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    Re: Alert for vacumn pump

    I'm no electronics whizz-kid but would it not be possible to place a switching device of some kind in the circuit that powers the pump and when that circuit is energised the device switches off the...
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    Re: Your views on RSPCA

    Who put this survey together?

    Whoever it was they certainly have:

    a. no idea of how to put together a good survey or

    b. the do know what they are doing and have skewed the questions to...
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    Re: Sciatica and farming

    First developed sciatica after slipping a disc 25+ years ago and tried everything from traction, manipulation to total rest for a month but the only thing that had any real effect was valium.

    It...
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    Re: Electricity prices?

    Have a look at the deals ExtraEnergy are offering for both domestic and business users.

    I've just signed up for a fixed deal on my domestic supply which is cheaper than the fixed deal I previously...
  22. Thread: Rural evictions

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    Re: Rural evictions

    Affecting 65 properties in and around a village near us:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27141985
  23. Thread: bird nests

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    Re: bird nests

    I have a pair of Robins nesting in a niche in the chassis of a small trailer that is constant use and wherever I leave it (sometimes a couple of hundred yards away from where it was previously) they...
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    Re: Bore Well Limescale

    When we first moved to our place in 2002, I stripped out all the plumbing as I guessed that the high levels of dissolved limestone in the water from our borehole (sunk into the Lincolnshire Limestone...
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    Re: Best Vacuum for a farmhouse?

    Vax all the way for me (I'm the houseperson)!

    Deals with all the c**p and sh*te without any problems.

    Dead easy to empty and so inexpensive that if it did go wrong I'd just go to Argos and fork...
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