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by RGSP
Mon May 09, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 2953

Re: Compressor

I had a little 12 volt compressor cheap thing made in China. Great for blowing up tyres and the odd use. Yesterday I managed to kill it trying to blow up my air sofa to sit in the sun. So I ended up sitting on a half inflated sofa wondering what to buy next to replace it. Any recommendations Yeh, I...
by RGSP
Sat May 07, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Haylage
Replies: 9
Views: 6186

Re: Haylage

I think the paying bit will be tied in with livery anyway and I think we attract the better type of horsey type. Just need to sort how much acreage to leave them and what's the best size bale Assuming it's not fully self-service livery, I'd go for 4' round bales. Once you're used to them, stripping...
by RGSP
Fri May 06, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Haylage
Replies: 9
Views: 6186

Re: Haylage

Depends on the horses, the owners, and the haylage, but 5kg/day is very low, and 30kg/day is very high. Small bales are popular with private horse owners, but the spoilage rate for small bale haylage is high. Large round or large rectangular bales are safer, and the only problem is using them fully ...
by RGSP
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Dairy
Topic: Future of dairying
Replies: 68
Views: 28274

Re: Future of dairying

The BBC always scream about being fair, open and honest since their competition fixing, oh, and their presenters fucking underage kids but when it comes to honest, open journalism, they are a disgrace. The entire corporation is run by left-wing, agenda driven twats. Totally agree, LM. Twice in one ...
by RGSP
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Wood mining
Replies: 12
Views: 7623

Re: Wood mining

Of course mining wood involves a gretol pile of firewood (eventually) and an equally gretol pile of saw shavings. The latter just get spread out, and some sheep dung added, and they rot down to good garden mulch in a couple of years. http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww150/RGSP_2009/A_wood%20mining...
by RGSP
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4676
Views: 785686

Re: Weather

Rough old night, weather wise. Strong gales and rain most of the night. Still raining, but the wind is slowly dying down. Not much one can do about the weather, but charcoal biscuits are excellent for wind. Really? I ate a whole packet once, not so much as a single chuff. Well nothing wrong with be...
by RGSP
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4676
Views: 785686

Re: Weather

Coltheox wrote:Rough old night, weather wise. Strong gales and rain most of the night.

Still raining, but the wind is slowly dying down.
Not much one can do about the weather, but charcoal biscuits are excellent for wind.
by RGSP
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4676
Views: 785686

Re: Weather

Didn't turn out too bad after all. Cloudy and cool, with a stiff breeze, but essentially dry with the occasional bout of drizzle. No heavy rain at all. Yet... Really strong winds and overcast here. I just wonder if the rain is to follow ? Yes it is, from the radar, and it hasn't reached Col either ...
by RGSP
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Weather
Replies: 4676
Views: 785686

Re: Weather

Didn't turn out too bad after all. Cloudy and cool, with a stiff breeze, but essentially dry with the occasional bout of drizzle. No heavy rain at all. Yet... Really strong winds and overcast here. I just wonder if the rain is to follow ? Yes it is, from the radar, and it hasn't reached Col either ...
by RGSP
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Wood mining
Replies: 12
Views: 7623

Re: Wood mining

Was the wood no good to work? Partial rot (spalting). Don't wood turners like that sort of thing? Yes, and I've given away quite a lot of the prettier bits for that purpose, and kept a few myself. Giving away bits to friends is one thing, but the economics of trying to sell the stuff are abysmal.
by RGSP
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Wood mining
Replies: 12
Views: 7623

Re: Wood mining

The Pretender wrote:Was the wood no good to work?
Partial rot (spalting).
by RGSP
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Wood mining
Replies: 12
Views: 7623

Re: Wood mining

Much more tree than I would tackle. Did it fall where you wanted ? Some sort of Oak ? It's an ash Mac, probably about 150 years old, and came down in high winds in October 2014: I didn't fell it. About 2' of soil had been piled up around its base 30 years ago, which had in turn killed most of the r...
by RGSP
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Farming Pictures & Photos
Topic: Wood mining
Replies: 12
Views: 7623

Wood mining

Even with a 24" chainsaw, this tree needed mining, with a series of quarry faces. I'm now well up the trunk, and it's only 2/3 the diameter it was just at ground level, and cutting is getting a lot easier. More to the point, it's now 2' inside the fence line, so I can repair the latter. http://i714....
by RGSP
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Poxy lawnmower
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Re: Poxy lawnmower

I think you may find that the rust is originating from underneath, and only happens on one side because that's where wet cut grass gets stuck on underneath. If that is so, you'll find the deck is seriously fragile or has holes in it when you take the paint off. My solution when that has happened is ...
by RGSP
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Water in the oil.
Replies: 16
Views: 6551

Re: Water in the oil.

This how to do it, it has also been said that a Berco boiler is a better thing to use. http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p577/bigred7485/funny/1239697_1552226698430209_3405381821388095664_n_zpsu09swgxz.jpg He's going to need the yellow pages to find an old boy to sort that table out before his mu...