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by RGSP
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4636
Views: 683452

Re: Weather

It's still very snowy here, but thawing slowly at 1C, which is better than thawing fast which would generate floods. The snow is wet and sticky now as well, which stops it drifting (which it was doing spectacularly yesterday). Idiot drivers, as Bloomers says, are the main problem on our roads, only ...
by RGSP
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4636
Views: 683452

Re: Weather

It's a bit less claggy here today, and temperature 10C with no wind.

Since this page appears to be anomalously still in use, happy Christmas and New Year everyone.
by RGSP
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4636
Views: 683452

Re: Weather

Our Met Office forecasts have been wrong for two days now: Yesterday was supposed to be relatively warm, with a bit of sleety drizzle. In fact it snowed continuously from about 9 am until 2 pm, giving us about 4", then today was supposed to be colder with snow, but it's actually warmer and has been ...
by RGSP
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Arable
Topic: Is British arable farm land ruined?
Replies: 11
Views: 6051

Re: Is British arable farm land ruined?

I note that my neighbour's field which had rape in it this year is absolutely stuffed with parasol mushrooms right now - i.e. things that require a high level of organic matter over some years. I have no doubt that some fields on some farms are seriously low on organic matter - humus if you like - b...
by RGSP
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4636
Views: 683452

Re: Weather

Rain, rain and then rain. Gloomy and cold outside. Luckily, I'm in charge of the log burner. Has been like that here until now. As I type, the sun has just broken through. Shining on the righteous........................ :D Yes, but.. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends ra...
by RGSP
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4636
Views: 683452

Re: Weather

Hellif tint cold tonight. Log burner ticking away nicely. Ffukin cold dark nights-we need a proper winter. It's a few years now since we had some decent snowfall. I like the cold clear days. Its the wet miserable ones that are just horrible. Daily mail says today that this will be the worst winter ...
by RGSP
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4636
Views: 683452

Re: Weather

JM wrote:Windy, soon to be wet. :roll:
That's just a statement of the local microclimate!

100% sunshine, 22.3C, and almost no wind here today.
by RGSP
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tools
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

Re: Tools

Steamboat owners (of which there are very few) in mainland Europe, laugh at us for using adjustable spanners - known in several countries (as well as France) as "le clef Anglais". When you point out to them that the engine is 110 years old, and has 15 different types of nuts and bolts, to say nothin...
by RGSP
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tools
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

Re: Tools

What is it with Claas and 16 and 18mm spanners? Not needed to use them on anything else. 16 and 18 mm AF are ISO standard sizes. 17 and 19 are DIN standard sizes for the same threads. The smaller ones are (would you believe?) slightly cheaper. If I remember correctly, 17mm is almost exactly equival...
by RGSP
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tools
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

Re: Tools

What is it with Claas and 16 and 18mm spanners? Not needed to use them on anything else. 16 and 18 mm AF are ISO standard sizes. 17 and 19 are DIN standard sizes for the same threads. The smaller ones are (would you believe?) slightly cheaper. If I remember correctly, 17mm is almost exactly equival...
by RGSP
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tools
Replies: 45
Views: 22452

Re: Tools

The Pretender wrote:What is it with Claas and 16 and 18mm spanners? Not needed to use them on anything else.
16 and 18 mm AF are ISO standard sizes. 17 and 19 are DIN standard sizes for the same threads. The smaller ones are (would you believe?) slightly cheaper.
by RGSP
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Farmphoto website
Replies: 16
Views: 11246

Re: Farmphoto website

Lord Muck wrote:
The Pretender wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:What's happening to Photofuckit then ?
They are charging $400 (four hundred) for 3rd party image hosting.
Sooooooo how does that pan out as a business model ?
You need the Towering Inferno version of Lego to model that one.
by RGSP
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Arable
Topic: Stupid Question
Replies: 31
Views: 12925

Re: Stupid Question

Another question: With every C*nt seemingly forgetting about months, even seasons and trying to drill behind the combine in June, how long before some twat is harvesting wheat at Easter ? Mother nature is going to kick a lot of people in the balls within the next 10-15 years. That last sentence is ...
by RGSP
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4636
Views: 683452

Re: Weather

Bit of a storm here last night. Nothing much to get worked up about. According to the media, we were all likely to be wiped off the face of the earth!!! Wimps. 'Move along, please, nothing to see here'. It did blow down lots of twigs, acorns, horse chestnuts and apples you know. Could be quite dang...
by RGSP
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Arable
Topic: Harvest 2017
Replies: 145
Views: 44965

Re: Harvest 2017

Everyone within 2 or 3 miles of us is now finished, although an old boy with a 10' Matador was still cutting yesterday evening about 2.5 miles away. He gets off the combine and drives his own grain trailer home, so it's a slow business, but it gets done, and he's happy. I congratulated one of my two...