Dovefromabove


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Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 19:42

Topbird   I set it to record - hope it's followed my insructions. 

That was a lovely day wasn't it

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 19:39

Fishy   and he probably had a family to feed, just as your Dad had

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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 18:26

Verdun!  Edd really doesn't need any encouragement

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 17:40

Very possible Gemma - it's also possible that the wonderfully mild and dry (until recently) weather that we've had in the east has allowed the farmers to get on with cultivating jobs on the land and other jobs have been left until the weather had made the fields too wet and sticky to work on.

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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 16:23

Gemma, you may not have many dairy farmers in your area, but straw is transported a very long way to farmers who need it.  Here in the east we have mainly arable farms and and in the west of England there are far more dairy farms.  Earlier this year straw was being donated by Norfolk farmers and taken down to the West Country to the dairy farms there who had to use it for forage as well as bedding because their land was flooded.

Also, because of the recent high cost of grain-based feed for cattle, other forage systems are being introduced, including reverting to the old way of feeding chopped barley straw to dairy and beef cattle. 

We produce it over here and transport it to where it's needed.

Gardening Support Design

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 16:15

Done

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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 15:47

KEF - I think retirement has definitely helped  

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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 15:18

I'm beginning to wonder whether she read the numbers wrong - or maybe the new vitamin tablet for  50+ women is having an effect

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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 14:53

Hello folks - I'm back laden with Christmas shopping and feeling very chuffed.  BP 120/81 first time, not even best of three!  That's the best it's been for years!  How'd that happen??? 

Fidget - do you have a joint account?  You could spend the afternoon doing some internet shopping and then thank him for the presents

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 14:44
GemmaJF wrote (see)

Does anyone know if there is a current subsidy for storing straw? We've noticed tons and tons of it being moved around the back roads this year. The harvest was ages ago, but still there are dozens of lorries and tractors hauling bails of straw around. It seems it keeps disappearing from one store, only to return again a few days later, then be moved again. I'm suspicious!

 

Although harvest was a while ago, now is the time of year that more dairy cattle are being housed rather than being outside, so the arable farmers who grew the straw will be selling it to the dairy farmers who need it.

Also you may have a straw-burning power plant near you, there are several here in East Anglia - this will cause a lot of haulier traffic in the area moving straw about - sometimes it's accumulated and stored in a holding area then moved on.  Not sure how energy-efficient that all is, but there you go ....

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