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Community => Coffee Lounge => Topic started by: SirDoolb on March 26, 2014, 02:29:04 pm

Title: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: SirDoolb on March 26, 2014, 02:29:04 pm
So there I was, thinking that I was getting close to completion on the purchase of this land but alas alack no. :raining:
Oh well. Might as well just  :knit:

It's all a bit deflating really. Sometimes I think I'm being very foolish, other times I argue that it's quite sensible really.
I was hoping to get in before the weeds started to grow. My gardens already taking on a positively green tinge.  :tree:

Roll on summer. :)
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: Dan on March 26, 2014, 08:18:07 pm
Chin up, nothing foolish about plans and it'll be worth it in the end.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: goosepimple on March 26, 2014, 08:23:20 pm
A bit like a list.


You score things off and you think you're getting ahead but you have to add the last few items on to a new list that's been manufacturing itself while you've been doing the first list.


Exhausting just thinking about it.  Just have a glass of wine and enjoy the green.  It's all going to die again in November anyway.  ;)
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: SirDoolb on March 27, 2014, 12:16:50 am
Well that's very cheery and positive.  :huff:
But as I'm not a list person I can pretend I didn't hear you.  :innocent:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: Daisys Mum on March 27, 2014, 07:02:36 am
It is very frustrating when you look at the land and can see all that needs to be done, we had the same with the field we bought last year first it needed harrowed and rolled but of course we couldn't, then it needed topped but we couldn't do that either when the sale was eventually completed we had it cut for hay but having no equipment to do it ourselves it became the most expensive poor quality hay that I have ever had.
I will  :fc:  And hope your sale goes through soon  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: midtown on March 27, 2014, 09:57:22 am
It is very frustrating when you look at the land and can see all that needs to be done, we had the same with the field we bought last year first it needed harrowed and rolled but of course we couldn't, then it needed topped but we couldn't do that either ........
How very true DM!
Still waiting for the ground to dry out sufficiently in order to get on to harrow, overseed, or even clean out some of the ditches, without causing further damage.
Lists are great things - on paper! :huff:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: goosepimple on March 27, 2014, 10:21:39 am
If you don't have a list (or two) you're not busy enough - I could always email you one of mine  :D
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: SirDoolb on March 27, 2014, 01:24:03 pm
Ah, no, you see, I am too busy to write lists.   :roflanim:
Or perhaps I am for to chaotic. Probably closer to the truth. If you gave me a list I would pick something, half do it ah look a bumble bee
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: doganjo on March 27, 2014, 01:50:30 pm
Ah, no, you see, I am too busy to write lists.   :roflanim:
Or perhaps I am for to chaotic. Probably closer to the truth. If you gave me a list I would pick something, half do it ah look a bumble bee
OR - oh look a new post on TAS  :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: john and helen on March 27, 2014, 05:34:55 pm
I could send you 20 odd plans of places i have wanted to buy, ….i have had people change their minds about selling , i have had a couple where people blew me out the water with massive offers

mind you i did smile at one case, we looked at 6 acres with a barn…. a couple of guys from london where viewing the same time..they told me they would outbid everyone else…..

I rang the farmer to speak about the access road….he told me..don't buy it boy…i own that access road, and am going to close it…and i am getting bloody fed up with this crowd form london blocking my lane …. i heard the two london boys did win the auction…. i also hear, the the road has been closed..leaving the property landlocked  ;D

oh the joys of buying land  ;D

the weird thing is…in a town, you could put up a shed in your garden with no problems….in the country..the same shed could get the whole village complaining  :roflanim:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: midtown on March 28, 2014, 11:06:34 am
the weird thing is…in a town, you could put up a shed in your garden with no problems….in the country..the same shed could get the whole village complaining  :roflanim:
..... and if it's in a National Park ..... :furious:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: SirDoolb on March 28, 2014, 02:55:43 pm
Email from solicitor, may, that is may, complete today. Having said that, I am not going to be in a position to do anything til Monday now anyway. Busy weekend ahead of me. Bah and humbug.
Foolish of the Londoners not to check on right of access. I'd have d/l the title deeds to see what was what.
Didn't like one place as there was a right to access and to draw water for anyone living on a particular estate. What would happen if that estate became a housing estate. Would everyone on it have access?
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: SirDoolb on March 28, 2014, 05:12:53 pm
 :wave:
Great timing, the weekend when I can't go visit the land and the sale is complete. Oh well.
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: Penninehillbilly on March 28, 2014, 06:05:00 pm
At Least its completed and you can now make positive plans, good luck and have fun.
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Post by: Herdygirl on March 28, 2014, 08:42:09 pm
OO you must be so excited !!  :excited:
 
all the best and let us know how you get on!   :eyelashes:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: Daisys Mum on March 28, 2014, 09:00:19 pm
:wave:
Great timing, the weekend when I can't go visit the land and the sale is complete. Oh well.


Congratulations  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: goosepimple on March 29, 2014, 10:40:18 am
Well done, now just think of the possibilities - must make a list ....  :excited:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on April 02, 2014, 04:32:43 pm
Congratulations, SirDoolb.  :excited:


Ah, no, you see, I am too busy to write lists.   :roflanim:
Or perhaps I am for to chaotic. Probably closer to the truth. If you gave me a list I would pick something, half do it ah look a bumble bee
OR - oh look a new post on TAS  :roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:


Sounds reasonable to me.  :innocent:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: SirDoolb on April 03, 2014, 03:41:17 pm
One needs to be able to 'like' posts. :)

Met a man walking his dog over 'MY' fields yesterday.   >:( Told me that one of the local farmers objects to him just walking where he pleases.   :farmer: Really, I can't imagine why. Still, not a lot I can say or do that will stop him from taking his liberties. Just pees me off. I knew that there would be one or two people who see fit and I'm sure a few children will be out playing there sometime.

Anyway, I've already repaired the barn and set too clearing some of the brambles around it. Today is a home day though as I still have a garden to tend.
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: midtown on April 03, 2014, 05:47:39 pm
Stick a notice or two up advising dog owners to keep out as you've spread slug pellets on your fields and in big letters, advise they are very poisonous to dogs!

Doesn't stop the mindless owners allowing their dogs to sh1t in the gateways, and not cleaning up afterwards though.
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: SirDoolb on April 03, 2014, 07:00:53 pm
Good idea. I don't really want dogs on the land as they tend to run around and disturb things and I have ducks. :) Not mine they are wild but they live on one of the ponds. I'm also going to have to use weed killer on one of the fields that is docks and nettles and brambles.
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: doganjo on April 03, 2014, 07:05:21 pm
Remember that if you put up signs you are admitting that you know of danger - it can work to your disadvantage.

I was told not to put up signs saying I had sprayed my verge with weedkiller and to keep dogs off it since if they went on and became ill for any reason it could be blamed on me.
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: midtown on April 04, 2014, 12:13:07 pm
Spraying a verge where access isn't restricted, is a bit different from an advisory notice appertaining to non-authorised access to private land!
Don't forget, the law often requires signage to be in place advising of potential hazard or danger.
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: SirDoolb on April 06, 2014, 10:21:38 am
Yes, I was thinking that - all those 'Danger of Death' signs. I may have to get me one.
  :idea: I may also take up archery.    :excited:  :roflanim: oops I mean :knit:
Title: Re: Stuff and nonsense.
Post by: midtown on April 06, 2014, 12:10:26 pm
One or two of these might help;

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A friend of mine erects signs warning of an abundance of adders on his land! :o