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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
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Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #930 on: June 18, 2017, 10:11:15 pm »
Thank you. Rested again to day so hopefully can get back in the garden tomorrow.


Sorry to hear about your lamb, WBF.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #931 on: June 19, 2017, 05:30:10 am »

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #932 on: June 19, 2017, 08:57:22 am »
Sweating
dont you mean "glowing"
If glowing drips then possibly but more at the horse end of the scale.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
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Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #933 on: June 19, 2017, 11:04:56 pm »

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #934 on: June 24, 2017, 10:19:24 pm »
getting ready for haylage making,  :fc:  , just hope the body can take it !

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
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Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #935 on: June 24, 2017, 10:36:20 pm »
Having a day out on the Severn Valley Steam Railway which is having a 1940s event this weekend. It was absolutely wonderful and lots of visitors dressed up to  really join in. It's on again next weekend but I will be at the Wool Experience in Cheshire.

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #936 on: June 25, 2017, 09:56:41 am »
Sorting through sheep, dosing and seperating some out for market tomoz. Cleaning out calves building and getting them ready for TB test reading tomorrow, because we are selling the bull calves beginning of July, weaned ones that is ;) hope you guys have a great day!
the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, loving concern.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #937 on: June 25, 2017, 05:36:25 pm »
Out on the tractor cutting grass for haylage  :fc:  I had the delightful company of the swallows , both young and old doing acrobatics and swooping after the insects disturbed by the mower ,so the lines of cut grass are not exactly straight and no doubt the local "old" boys will be tut-tutting and shaking their heads :roflanim: :roflanim:
But the birds will have had a good feast and I have a large field of abstract art drying in the stiff but cool breeze.

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #938 on: June 25, 2017, 08:36:22 pm »
Had a new bull calf born, so really chuffed! :) Sorted out some sheep for market tomorrow.
the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, loving concern.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #939 on: June 25, 2017, 09:34:11 pm »
Whilst still on the matter of swallows and insects, I have just come in finally for the evening, the mozzies are blanketing anyone out side , but it is quite exhilarating to have older and bolder swallows pick the wee beasties off you ( just not quick enough , bitten to pieces )

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #940 on: June 27, 2017, 03:48:58 pm »
Chasing the escaping volts from the electric fence , eventually found the short , a plastic insulator had worn through to the metal screw ! I will now fit a waterproof switch next to the fencer, Its a long long way to the mains switch, a very long way.

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #941 on: June 27, 2017, 06:06:23 pm »
Got some bakming done, with all these eggs finally coming through can't cope  ;D Gatdening was mean't to be done today, but rain has been off and onish all day, so instead stayed indoors and watched a 1930's film on iplayer. Anyone remember watching ''A Love Affair'' ? brilliant :) Sorted out a little calf with a stomach upset, poor thing. Prepping for tomorrow, dad and mum are staying away for 2 days, so really nervous about that, especially as we have an animal due to calve within that time...
the most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, loving concern.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
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Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #942 on: June 27, 2017, 11:25:28 pm »
Celebrating 19 years of marriage to my lovely OH.

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #943 on: June 28, 2017, 11:19:43 am »
Getting wet.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Today I have been mainly,
« Reply #944 on: June 28, 2017, 10:05:00 pm »
Making haylage,
 the weather for Aberdeenshire perfect, sun and a breeze , get the mini round baler out,and hitch it up safe in the knowledge that it was put away cleaned and greased up ready at a moments notice. And so with the tractor fueled up  off I jolly well go to the hay field.
I line up and away I go at a decent speed, the grass feeds in perfectly and the first bale of the year is made , I pull the string for the net wrap to feed in and it keeps feeding in ! Oh bugger get off tractor and after a few checks to my utmost shame I discover that I had failed the protect the cutting knives, they have rusted and no longer sharp enough to cut the net.
Now according to the workshop book these are not designed for resharpening but replacement only, My ever so helpful dealer tells me the mounting bar need to come out and new blades riveted back in, blades are  available from Italy !.
Well I improvise and adapt ( and some of you ,you know who you are  will laugh ) after every bale is formed I feed in the net then turn off the tractor get the scissors cut the net the start up to chuck out the bale...
This is time consuming, exceedingly time consuming , finally I bale a decent amount and have wrapped it before the rain arrives . I am knackered and my knees have given up the ghost.
Time for bed and drugs !!
« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 10:33:36 pm by Rupert the bear »

 

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