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Author Topic: Is there a solution?  (Read 12133 times)

escapedtothecountry

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • www.escapedtothecountry.com
    • Escaped to the Country
Re: Is there a solution?
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2012, 10:49:40 pm »
Totally agree re making friends. Step mother in law lives on same street. Farmer directly across road sympathises with us. In fact the individual we have had 'issues' with was renowned for falling out with previous owner of our property on a regular basis. Great! LOL

Small Farmer

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Bedfordshire
Re: Is there a solution?
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2012, 11:11:33 pm »
We rely on our neighbours a lot because they allow us to use their land for nothing - none of them has any use for it.  So we keep them informed and give them home-made jams and the occasional leg of lamb.   Helps a lot with the neighbourhood watch as well.


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denmylne

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: Is there a solution?
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2012, 06:26:42 am »
plant heritage pear trees, after 5 years, the trees will be tall enough on pyrus communis rootstock, eventually the bark will be thick enough to deter all animals from chewing them

this is how fruit was farmed before, if you plant pear trees in lines around fields, the fields can be used for other crops and animals/chikens etc
Very interesting...cheers denmylne  :thumbsup:
Q.  do you get a hardy variety type of pear tree?

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try black auchen or abernethy

Castle Farm

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Hereford/Powys Border. near Hay-on-Wye
    • castlefarmeggs
Re: Is there a solution?
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2012, 09:20:50 am »
Thanks for the link denmyine. I shall read it when I have some time, as it looks very interesting. :trophy:
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SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Is there a solution?
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2012, 10:08:11 pm »

Steve to be fair I'm not sure whether being a "newcomer" is of relevance? The previous owner had lived here longer and had let our place get into a state of disrepair. Am I as a newcomer wrong to improve it because I am a newcomer? Of course not.


Being a 'newcomer' is of paramount relevance, even though it seems your neighbour is being a bit of a tool.


You have to have bred for at least two generations to be accepted, you know... ;D

escapedtothecountry

  • Joined Feb 2012
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    • Escaped to the Country
Re: Is there a solution?
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2012, 10:32:40 pm »

Steve to be fair I'm not sure whether being a "newcomer" is of relevance? The previous owner had lived here longer and had let our place get into a state of disrepair. Am I as a newcomer wrong to improve it because I am a newcomer? Of course not.


Being a 'newcomer' is of paramount relevance, even though it seems your neighbour is being a bit of a tool.


You have to have bred for at least two generations to be accepted, you know... ;D


Some may say that if you havent left the locality for many generations you are not bred but bordering on inbred, but of course I couldn't possibly comment as its not my place as a newcomer. I am of course joking  ;)


A tool will always be a tool.. this forum is just helpful to vent frustrations every now and again.

Crofterloon

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • Mintlaw
Re: Is there a solution?
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2012, 12:17:11 pm »
If it where me I think I would use a few runs of barbed wire, dont like the stuff but its cheap if you get the High Tenstile stuff I bought 200 mtr reels last week for 17.50 plus vat a reel.
 
But eventually you have to tell these people the facts of life.

Scotsdumpy

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: Is there a solution?
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2012, 03:36:44 pm »

yup
http://denmylne.wordpress.com/
try black auchen or abernethy
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Where can you buy these pears?

 

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