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Went to the wedding of a farmer's daughter at the weekend, it goes without saying that 'We Plough The Fields and Scatter' was on the hymn sheet, however, the German bloke 'wot wrote the words' wouldn't have been looking out of his window at this!!!!!

 

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That's what you call a tractor, for sale at the moment, one careful owner, £250k if anybody's interested!!

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I've seen these and similar, it's amazing what 'poor' farmers can afford...  :happy:

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Most of this sort of kit is usually leased. The farmers I’ve known have all been mean, tight fisted bastards. Odd people farmers. I spent a day on a tractor once going up and down a field. The work is absolutely mind numbing. No wonder it’s a job with a high suicide rate.

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Case 385 making dust in the field behind my back garden, contractors come in and blitz the fields with the big ploughs and seed drills,next week we'll get the Nitram spreader

 

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Yes Rog, the townies think that country life is a rural idyll. In fact it's like living in a big outdoor factory. Oh for the peace of the town where nobody goes 'cause there's nothing to see anymore.

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You can always sell Mayfield Towers and buy a nice little flat somewhere on the 'green' or Forest Fields - always plenty to see down there I'm told..   ;)

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On 2/21/2019 at 2:10 PM, benjamin1945 said:

,,noticed a couple of changes on Main street,,,Catfans charity cafe is now a Barbers,, £9 a shot didnt say owt about pensioners price so assume £9 the same,,,i will be sticking to the lovely lasses in ''Geezers'' at £5.20.

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Cheated on the lovely lasses today,,,,needed a hair cut quite badly,,,,and the above new Barbers were open,,,thought i'd give it a try,,,,first customer of the day as he opened at 10am,,,must say he did great job,,using Razor to finish off (most British Barbers don't put the fine finishing touches to make it look sharp)..........Asked where he was from,, turned out he was a Kurd........very nice chap,,surprised him with my bit of knowledge about 'Kurdistan' ref' war in Syria and Iraq,,,which i knew about from one of my sons...........he did do a Pensioners price £7........so sorry 'Geezers' think i'll be going to the Kurdish man from now on,,,or perhaps a bit of both,,,......Also noticed which surprised me he had a few waiting after me,,although it being a bank holiday,,,,

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23 minutes ago, Brew said:

You can always sell Mayfield Towers and buy a nice little flat somewhere on the 'green' or Forest Fields - always plenty to see down there I'm told..   ;)

Having worked in Basford for 25 years and having been born in Carrington I would feel at home in the area. However as I sit here looking at trees and green fields perhaps I shouldn’t be too hasty!

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Plenty of duty free cheap fags too & the odd bottle or two !

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Well I’ve just had a treat. Just returned from Waitrose in Newark. It’s the only chance I get to wear a suit and tie these days. Just to see the elegant people with their servants pushing their trolleys is a delight. Not a single fat backside or tattoo to be seen. Oh how the other half live!:biggrin:

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I'm pleased there's a Waitrose close by,  It keeps the Riff Raff out of the Asda

 

Rog

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I know where you mean mate, nice walk alongside the river near there either upstream or downstream but never venture down Tolney lane,there is a limit to my stupidity

 

Rog

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22 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Den, I thought the ice cream vans ran on paraffin whilst doing business. On Mr Softee's, they were started on petrol, then after about five minutes, we'd switch over to the other fuel, which I'm certain was paraffin. Then at night, before shutting down, I'd switch back to petrol for five minutes in order to fill the system, else it wouldn't start next morning.

I might be mistaken, as it was over 50 years ago !

Fly, Mr. Softee donkey engines were low compression Ford engines which were started on petrol then switched to TVO and closed on petrol. Mr. Whippy donkey engines were single or twin cylinder American Onan engines running again on TVO. Tonibell ice cream vehicles ran on LPG.and had an electric clutch on the main engine front pulley which powered a shaft to drive the ice cream machine.

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Thanks for clearing that up Dave. I knew you were the man who would know !

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So complicated just to get a Mr Whippy icecream. :laughing:

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Off to the coast with me router..not used for 11 years!

Time to do some damage in Co.Waterford... still i will get half decent fish & chips down there.

In Carrick now Terry..at the complex having a coffee.

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How about one of these in your back garden?

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Better day than I've had for about seven weeks.  Even a few hours of partial relief from this b****y itch was bliss. 

 

Then got around to planting up some new stuff in the borders.  They got very neglected last year while I dug up half the garden for drainage work.  Earlier in the year  I lifted and divided a few elderly perennials such as Red Valerian, a Purple Scabious, a Helenium, Monarda (Bergamot) etc.  Another border had to be used as a temporary dumping ground for spoil from the drainage trench, so only the bigger tougher plants survived, mainly a red Penstemon a  few Lobelia Cardinalis and some of those Chinese Bells in both the blue and white varieties.

 

Anyway, I've now put in Sweet Peas, Delphiniums, perennial Border Carnations, little border Dahlias, Sidalcias and a few Nicotianas and even a few bedding Lobelias.  The later aren't my favourites as they remind me of the 70s when people used to plant out borders with red Salvia, White Alyssum and Blue Lobelia in the shape of a Union Flag...  A bit naff..   But they have their uses. ( And before anybody asks.. yes, I do respect the Union Flag along with the separate national flags of the UK countries.)

Next up, I've got a few plants in shades of oranges, golds, brownish yellow etc.  Dahlias, Gazanias, Erigerons etc., plus another Penstemon or so, to put in another spot.

 

And I've planted up a Thunbergia ( Black Eyed Susan) trailing thing in a big pot with a sort of steel frame for it to climb up, and base planted with some little violas and more lobelias. In a good year those Thunbergias can give a summer long display

 

I've a lot more to do just to make the garden remotely tidy, but I'm getting there.

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Col. you did well doing all that gardening!  Wish you lived nearer to us - I'd employ you to do ours!

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Well done Col. I've just spent a fortnight laying slabs, hedge cutting, jet blasting, fence replacement, and a multitude of other strenuous, tiring and backbreaking jobs, but having just looked out of the bedroom window, I can clearly see that my efforts have been worthwhile.

Glad to see that you mention respecting the Union flag. I was getting a bit worried till I saw that. Well done !

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