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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Breakfast ...... after all the stock has been fed & watered

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    sfp arriving early. calving a heifer calf from a good cow. (milk). bring cows in for milking in a summers evening and nothing but a cloud of dust hoovering above them
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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chips View Post
    The farm assurance inspector going down the drive and thus the feeling of being able to get on with real work now for 12mths , exactly the same when going clear on a tb test , the latter doesn't seem to happen to often unfortunately . Both the above jobs achieve absolutely nothing but do give a great feeling of pleasure when they are out of the way . If we were getting somewhere with TB it wouldn't be such a chore and if farm assurance achieved something like an organic assurance i.e an extra 8p/litre it would feel worthwhile but currently they are just a waste of my time and money
    I have always tried to "outwit" the farm assurance inspector,without much success.However it has happened.
    A few years ago a Lion egg inspector was wandering around a poultry house,with another auditor,auditing him(yes I know).
    Inspector pulls out his lightmeter(poultry houses have historically been kept as dark as possible,but new rules dictate otherwise),other auditor turns to him and says"when was that meter last calibrated?"
    I don't think Lion egg inpectors carry lightmeters now
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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Changed my opinion,,,

    spent the last 2 days applying chicken manure,,, yesterday was pants,,, managed to get a large lump of concrete with a piece of rebar I it jammed in the rotor of the west side flinger,, after I had gagged a lot and wrestled it out I then spent the rest of the day stinking of said Shyte,,

    today was a lot better,,, no blockage,, no need for shear bolts,,
    Big Vern..... Stay low Move faster

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Going clear!
    after a nightmare 18 months, we passed yesterday to return to 12 month testing.

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Surprised no one has mentioned ploughing. I once had a field that I ploughed every year for 22 years. I swear that it ploughed differently each year. Decent bit of dirt really but if you had mauled it the year before it didn't plough nice next time, especially if it was a dry time. But whenever you got into it and it was rolling nicely, clean mouldboards at each end of the field, and skims turning the crap in nicely as well then that is very satisfying. Even more so if you can get it straight and all the L & R furrows match each other so that you could see 5 & 5 and not 4 & 6.

    Another one of mine is pleaching a thick piece of hawthorn and getting it down just right without the damn thing coming off. But I can also identify with the livestock boys, I always thought that sheep were totally stupid but it's good to see a decent pair of twins up and sucking and the old girl standing there behaving herself.

    This job isn't as good as it was but it is a damn sight better than sitting in a queue or getting on the 7.32 to Paddington every morning.

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post

    This job isn't as good as it was but it is a damn sight better than sitting in a queue or getting on the 7.32 to Paddington every morning.
    Ain't that the truth!
    As for satisfaction, probably getting to the end of weeding a field. (or is that just relief?)

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    At the moment it is leaving the lambing shed with all the sheep quiet inside - all fed, no lambs hungry, no sheep thinking about lambing - just a quiet shed for an hour or so!

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by stu b View Post
    Going clear!
    after a nightmare 18 months, we passed yesterday to return to 12 month testing.
    I think you will have to test in 6 mths first

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Best days work I ever did was marrying my wife followed by the birth of my two sons. All the rest is secondary.

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chips View Post
    I think you will have to test in 6 mths first
    It was our six month test, so think that means back to 12 months?

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by LALANS View Post
    Best days work I ever did was marrying my wife followed by the birth of my two sons. All the rest is secondary.
    Crikey that was some day! Bet the honeymoon was an ordeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LALANS View Post
    Best days work I ever did was marrying my wife followed by the birth of my two sons. All the rest is secondary.
    That really is the loveliest thing to hear - What a lucky family

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by LALANS View Post
    Best days work I ever did was marrying my wife followed by the birth of my two sons. All the rest is secondary.
    Same here , but if the 2 of them want to farm , I'm stuffed .
    The views posted are mine and not those of my employers

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    Re: Most satisfing job on the farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by deere2140 View Post
    Same here , but if the 2 of them want to farm , I'm stuffed .
    Nah, you can make it work. Study Salatin. I'll get my coat.

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