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OhLaLa

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2011, 02:42:23 pm »
Yet another cookery show.

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wildandwoolly

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2011, 03:37:53 pm »
Just caught this on i-player. Don't think any of 'em did very well - but I don't think anyone else would've done either. No choice over who works for them and no idea where they are to find a outlet for theyre strawberrys and I'd like to see Jimmy pick a mile of strawberries in 4 or 5 hours!!   ???Was I dreaming or did the geordies reelly take two hours to make 20 choccy coated strawberrys??  :o The old man  was actually right going to a wholesaler as he got more for those punnets than any of the others and surely one trip there used far less petrol than traipsing from pub to pub. Think it could go either way next week - the old couple are good with animals and cooking but the geordies are better at business.  Bet we won't be shewn all of it though, only what the editors chose. ::) 

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2011, 04:27:34 pm »
Should have paid them per punnet as self employed - imagine the cost of putting them on the payroll for one day and paying per hour?

Have not watched the last three programs as lost interest totally - glad to see the two remaining couples are still in though. Hope the older two get it, making jam and bottled cordial was a brill idea as fresh fruit doesnt keep and any access could be used to make those products keep and sell at a later date.

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ellied

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2011, 09:06:11 pm »
Delighted at the result - partly cos I like those two couples and partly because after making such a song and dance about it being all about a business it would have been a mockery if he'd saved a couple who made a loss over two that made over £300 each ::)

Product making seemed uniformly a wasted effort this week - only selling lots of punnets made the results the way they were, tho the gift sets were a great idea just too slow in the making to be sold on the day ::)  As for strawberry fudge disaster.. :o and the 2 hours to half dip £20 worth of chocolate strawberries ::)

Final looks like fun - tractor work and sheep spotted on the advance clip so real tasks not just cooking and selling - yay!

Older couple to win over the Geordies - I like them but can't get over their week one fencing disaster and other antics that put them in the bottom two more than once ;D
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Mo

  • Joined Jun 2010
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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #79 on: March 19, 2011, 07:50:36 am »
I think the older couple are more cut out for it. They don't panic. Geordie lass is all doom and gloom and has too much negativity.
Having said that, I don't think I'd give any of them a farm.

bloomer

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2011, 08:20:04 am »
id give it to me instead!!!

Hardfeather

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #81 on: March 19, 2011, 08:27:34 am »
So how are we going to get the message across to Jimmy and his tag-ons that we don't want to see any more of this garbage in the future, but we do want to see people involved in everyday livestock/machinery/land activities?

bazzais

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2011, 08:35:22 am »
What exactly is 'full financial backing' when it comes to the prize?

Think of the things you could buy with 'full financial backing'? I need a new tractor in the first year, my own bailer, topper, feeders, water to every field, new roof on the barn, a new tractor shed, a ride on mower for the garden, the driveway re-tarmac'ed, new quads, cash for livestock - all pedigrees and special breeds, new fences round everything, post and rail round the house, brand new gates that are all hung by a specialist, pre-constructed animal handling equipment and areas to suit your animals, new chicken sheds - god the list would never be exhausted!!

If I had 'full financial backing' for a year there would be hundreds of contractors onsite for the whole year!!

Baz

bloomer

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #83 on: March 19, 2011, 08:52:57 am »
based on the normal way production companies work

the full financial backing will be a fixed amount of cash that they can use for the business.

the bit im still not clear on is whether they will own the farm or it will be rented and rent will be due after the first year cos rent in surry for 25 acres won't be cheap!!!

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2011, 12:53:50 pm »
What exactly is 'full financial backing' when it comes to the prize?

Think of the things you could buy with 'full financial backing'? I need a new tractor in the first year, my own bailer, topper, feeders, water to every field, new roof on the barn, a new tractor shed, a ride on mower for the garden, the driveway re-tarmac'ed, new quads, cash for livestock - all pedigrees and special breeds, new fences round everything, post and rail round the house, brand new gates that are all hung by a specialist, pre-constructed animal handling equipment and areas to suit your animals, new chicken sheds - god the list would never be exhausted!!

If I had 'full financial backing' for a year there would be hundreds of contractors onsite for the whole year!!


My guess is everything will be rented - the 4x4 car they drive, machinery - rent paid on rented house and land. All the funding will stop on day 366 with an option to continue the lease on the 'farm' and they will be struggling to make ends meet.

« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 09:21:21 am by OhLaLa »

littlemisspiggy!

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #85 on: March 20, 2011, 04:37:18 pm »
ive lost all respect i had for jimmy since watching this series!last one with the strawberries was a complete total p@## take really
he said to the couples that this task was a reallity of farming...

ok let me get this then is there anyone out there who would of not known they had a mile of strawberries about to rippen until the day before it was to late????not reallity atall.....if it was they would have known months before(when they planted them..lol..) giving them time to plan,employ and find outlets to sell to etc.......  actually about as far from reallity as it can get me thinks!did the world just stop revolving after 48 hours so that the great products the older lady made were now worthless!and was this a planet where only slow lathargic students needed jobs??

wouldnt give any of them a farm as it will ruin their lives in the long run..as said above..they will have a fully paid for working holiday for a year and then on day 365 the real world will hit them with a bang and what do they do then?do they get to keep the profit they make(if they do)?or does that line the land owners pockets or the bbc's?......drives me nuts but its doing its job i guess..im still watching..even if i spend an hour sighing loudly and shouting less than pleasent words at jimmy!....... >:( ;D :D >:( ;D :D ;)
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Sandy

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #86 on: March 20, 2011, 07:34:56 pm »
I love watching but it is a bit too much like a game show, I thought the gift stuff for the strawberries was a brilliant idea and those strawberries were being given away!! wish we'd have had the chance at a few!!!! I like both couples but I love the older couple, they do have a way with animals and I think would cope very well and enjoy things, my only problem is comparing them to my illnesses etc, I am certainly not fit enough for the heavy stuff and bending etc and that IS what farmings about, doing jobs in all weathers in not ideal circumstances, so the Jordie couple will be a bit fitter!!!!!!

chriso

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Re: Farmers life for me!
« Reply #87 on: March 21, 2011, 09:43:22 am »
I sometimes scorn at the tasks too but for me it's a tv show in the right direction  :farmer:

 

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