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by RGSP
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4676
Views: 785701

Re: Weather

Today here started with a North Sea haar: dull, damp and chilly. The sun started to break through mid morning though, and now in mid afternoon it's almost too hot and very sunny.
by RGSP
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tools
Replies: 45
Views: 24571

Re: Tools

Pleasure takes many forms, and isn't that the point ? Please DON'T tell us more Mac, or Col may explode, and I live downwind of him... Frankly, regarding tools, if you avoid the really obviously cheap and nasty ones, I think most are fine these days, and are much more likely to fail by being lost t...
by RGSP
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chests
Replies: 43
Views: 20747

Re: Chests

Clarke stuff is rarely top quality, but it's designed to do the job, and normally does it adequately; I buy a fair bit from them. By the way, the wheeled base chest is not as deep from front to back as some, which makes it particularly important to put at the bottom any drawers which end up very hea...
by RGSP
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chests
Replies: 43
Views: 20747

Re: Chests

I think the Halfords ones will be fine, depending on exactly what you want: in fact I think virtually all of them from any supplier will be usable. The main thing you get with the expensive ones is ball races in the drawer runners, and there's no doubt that such things are nice. However, the cheaper...
by RGSP
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4676
Views: 785701

Re: Weather

Misty and mild, forecast for the rest of the week is shyte It looks like Sundays ploughing match could be doubtful. There's a lovely 25-ton underwater plough designed for trenching-in underwater cables sitting unloved about 5 miles from Harwich. Cable & Wireless know where it is to the metre, but c...
by RGSP
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4676
Views: 785701

Re: Weather

Flintstone wrote:Back on topic, the surge tide was a bit of a let down. Jay wick is still there.
Well, you know, the omnipotent being (NOT Bongo) only has to get the space-time coordinates out by 0.0000000000000000000001% and harmless Dunwich mostly disappears, while Jaywick continues to suppurate.
by RGSP
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Supermarkets
Topic: Armageddon, they bring it on
Replies: 25
Views: 12323

Re: Armageddon, they bring it on

Flintstone wrote:Salmon is horrible. All fish is horrible.

They eat each other's shit.
...and water as drink is similarly distasteful.
by RGSP
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Boundaries and their maintenance.
Replies: 27
Views: 14492

Re: Boundaries and their maintenance.

In most western states if you hit a cow its your fault, no matter where. Hitting them on the head is usually kindest. Yes, I know, and with the outside tyre to the port main undercarriage no doubt. But then I am aware of the Norwegian MTB skipper in the 1960s who managed to demolish a cow with his ...
by RGSP
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Boundaries and their maintenance.
Replies: 27
Views: 14492

Re: Boundaries and their maintenance.

While I think about it, occasionally it is NOT the livestock owner's responsibility to fence. If you have a frontage onto a public road, the livestock may be driven along that road, full stop, with the exception of motorways and certain roads in London. It is the livestock owner's responsibility, if...
by RGSP
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Boundaries and their maintenance.
Replies: 27
Views: 14492

Re: Boundaries and their maintenance.

There's no question about who is responsible for keeping livestock fenced in law. It's another matter enforcing it - rather more difficult than getting rid of Pikeys legally. Many farmers end up puttting their own fence in place to keep neighbour's livestock out, just because it's sometimes the easi...
by RGSP
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Arable
Topic: Col's Last Harvest
Replies: 35
Views: 13979

Re: Col's Last Harvest

Col, where are you going to be staying? Hoping to move into a small(ish) cottage at Shelford Bottom - about five miles away. Still be pretty local, though. Nice and quiet there. I can hold orgy's or whatever!!! :D Is that just before the hill up to the Gogs coming out of Cambridge? You realise that...
by RGSP
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Dairy
Topic: Things are looking up
Replies: 19
Views: 9737

Re: Things are looking up

NQIT wrote:
The Pretender wrote:What's a good yield for a dairy cow these days?
About 5000 burgers.
Or about 50,000 Tesco slurry burgers.
by RGSP
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Arable
Topic: Col's Last Harvest
Replies: 35
Views: 13979

Re: Col's Last Harvest

Col, where are you going to be staying? Hoping to move into a small(ish) cottage at Shelford Bottom - about five miles away. Still be pretty local, though. Nice and quiet there. I can hold orgy's or whatever!!! :D Is that just before the hill up to the Gogs coming out of Cambridge? You realise that...
by RGSP
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Blue texels
Replies: 1
Views: 2831

Blue texels

There is a dark wooled variant of the Texel, known as blue, though it's actually just on the dark rusty side of black. This one had got himself into a particularly evil bit of mud in the outer moat, up to his ears. Legs down into stiff mud make excellent anchors, so the only thing to do is go in alo...
by RGSP
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Some off brand stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

Re: Some off brand stuff

dust n diesel wrote:Looks typically American.


I happen to remember there's a moderate sized place called Salford in Ontario (Sad, isn't it?), so it might be Canadian.