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mausg (07.09.2017, 16:59)
The harvest is slithering twards completion, literally, if a field slopes, a
loaded cornwagon can slide downhill and pull the tractor and all around.
news (09.09.2017, 19:07)
On 7 Sep 2017 13:59:01 GMT, mausg wrote:

>The harvest is slithering twards completion, literally, if a field slopes, a
>loaded cornwagon can slide downhill and pull the tractor and all around.


Greymaus it's a valiant effort but even with your cpr I suspect she's
dead

AJH
DavidP (09.09.2017, 21:55)
On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:07:13 +0100, news wrote:

> On 7 Sep 2017 13:59:01 GMT, mausg wrote:
>>The harvest is slithering twards completion, literally, if a field
>>slopes, a loaded cornwagon can slide downhill and pull the tractor and
>>all around.

> Greymaus it's a valiant effort but even with your cpr I suspect she's
> dead Its probably a bit too early but..."Oh no she's not..."


<g>

Talking to friend the other day I mentioned that I had to go to get the
lawns cut before it rained. He commented that it must have been the
first cut they'd had since May in that case.
news (10.09.2017, 00:12)
On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:55:06 -0500, DavidP <nobody> wrote:

>Talking to friend the other day I mentioned that I had to go to get the
>lawns cut before it rained. He commented that it must have been the
>first cut they'd had since May in that case.


Luckily I only have a small lawn but it's yielded well this year.
Actually it had got a lot smaller as the bushes have encroached in my
35 years of neglect but I have had nearly a year to cut back since I
was retired from my estate management job.

Back to proper work next week as the minor half of a tree surgery
team, combined age of 124.

How's you?

AJH
DavidP (10.09.2017, 11:27)
On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 22:12:32 +0100, news wrote:

> On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:55:06 -0500, DavidP <nobody> wrote:
>>Talking to friend the other day I mentioned that I had to go to get the
>>lawns cut before it rained.


> Luckily I only have a small lawn but it's yielded well this year.
> Actually it had got a lot smaller as the bushes have encroached in my 35
> years of neglect but I have had nearly a year to cut back since I was
> retired from my estate management job.
> Back to proper work next week as the minor half of a tree surgery team,
> combined age of 124.
> How's you?

Not so bad, retirement for me was about 4 years ago now so, like you,
bushes have been cut back somewhat and a number of conifers taken down,
ringed and split. The three hardwoods were too big for me so a couple of
ex Young Farmers who now do tree surgery were called in to fell and ring
them leaving me to split and stack. They are quietly maturing now and
I'd hoped for a better summer to get some better seasoning on them before
I moved them to a covered store. Sadly there's probably been more rain
this year than sun/breeze so perhaps not as dry as I'd like.

I may need to rethink and leave them another year, which, if the winter
is as mild as the last two have been won't be a problem.

More conifers to take down later and by then I should have got rid of
most of the unwanted trees and can begin to replant with what I want -
after almost 20 years of living here.

Its good to see you are still keeping your hand in - maybe I'll see you
in the veterans' class at next year's Yorkshire Show <g>.

I decided to 'properly retire' when I finished full time work as I simply
couldn't keep up with the market and legislation etc by part time
working; corporate estate strategy consultancy could have been an option
but I decided that time with family now was worth more to me.
Tim Lamb (10.09.2017, 12:01)
In message <k2m8rcts46der5b6eu4g3ldqjquhfvnblh>,
news writes
>On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:55:06 -0500, DavidP <nobody> wrote:
>Luckily I only have a small lawn but it's yielded well this year.
>Actually it had got a lot smaller as the bushes have encroached in my
>35 years of neglect but I have had nearly a year to cut back since I
>was retired from my estate management job.
>Back to proper work next week as the minor half of a tree surgery
>team, combined age of 124.


Climbing trees is a job for a young man!

Rebuilding/moving house is taking up my time. Delayed rain has led to a
lot of aftermath re-growth so the Sheep have come in early this year.
Still lots of Thistles to top although more revenge than management.
Tim Lamb (10.09.2017, 12:04)
In message <88mdnR9oWMPkainEnZ2dnUU78cudnZ2d>, DavidP
<nobody> writes
[..]
>couldn't keep up with the market and legislation etc by part time
>working; corporate estate strategy consultancy could have been an option
>but I decided that time with family now was worth more to me.


My family reckon I have been retired since 1983!

Still space in the yard for a camper van:-)
mausg (10.09.2017, 12:29)
On 2017-09-09, news <news> wrote:
> On 7 Sep 2017 13:59:01 GMT, mausg wrote:
>>The harvest is slithering twards completion, literally, if a field slopes, a
>>loaded cornwagon can slide downhill and pull the tractor and all around.

> Greymaus it's a valiant effort but even with your cpr I suspect she's
> dead
> AJH


"No, no, dead and never called me momma!". an excerpt from, I
think, a play called "East Lynn", a favourite with amateur drama
groups.
mausg (10.09.2017, 12:32)
On 2017-09-09, DavidP <nobody> wrote:
> On Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:07:13 +0100, news wrote:
> Its probably a bit too early but..."Oh no she's not..."
><g>
> Talking to friend the other day I mentioned that I had to go to get the
> lawns cut before it rained. He commented that it must have been the
> first cut they'd had since May in that case.


I went to see a friend in Clonmel the other day, driving by fields
of sodden straw and some unharvested corn. She told me that they had
no rain for quite a while (mountain Shadow), then the skies opened
and rain arrived.
mausg (10.09.2017, 12:39)
On 2017-09-10, Tim Lamb <tim> wrote:
> In message <k2m8rcts46der5b6eu4g3ldqjquhfvnblh>,
> news writes
> Climbing trees is a job for a young man!
> Rebuilding/moving house is taking up my time. Delayed rain has led to a
> lot of aftermath re-growth so the Sheep have come in early this year.
> Still lots of Thistles to top although more revenge than management.


Still lots of thistles here, regrowth from being cut in late June.
(too soon)
Good thing, as they are in a field used sometimes by the local
athletics club, which have, in Irish fashion, had a row and split in
two, so with the regrown thistles, neither can use my field.

I heard of a distat relative, was a prison guard his whole life, and
did a course in Treesurgery for retirement, first tree he cut in the
new jab killed him.
DavidP (10.09.2017, 14:09)
On Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:32:06 +0000, mausg wrote:

> On 2017-09-09, DavidP <nobody> wrote:
> I went to see a friend in Clonmel the other day, driving by fields of
> sodden straw and some unharvested corn. She told me that they had no
> rain for quite a while (mountain Shadow), then the skies opened and rain
> arrived.


Aha! so *you* are the rain demon! You obviously are getting around the
world a fair bit at present.
DavidP (10.09.2017, 14:13)
On Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:04:41 +0100, Tim Lamb wrote:

> In message <88mdnR9oWMPkainEnZ2dnUU78cudnZ2d>, DavidP
> <nobody> writes


> Still space in the yard for a camper van:-)


A point I shall bear in mind.

Which rebuild/move are you doing? I have a recollection that you had in
mind the building on the left as you entered the yard for a project and
downsize option?
mausg (10.09.2017, 18:26)
On 2017-09-10, DavidP <nobody> wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:04:41 +0100, Tim Lamb wrote:
> A point I shall bear in mind.
> Which rebuild/move are you doing? I have a recollection that you had in
> mind the building on the left as you entered the yard for a project and
> downsize option?


We are going through a phase at the moment with tenants being shagged
out, not allowed back in unless higher rents, so all unannounced
visitors are scanned through the security cameras for hand luggage!
Tim Lamb (10.09.2017, 19:17)
In message <RoGdne_hEpLegyjEnZ2dnUU78cmdnZ2d>, DavidP
<nobody> writes
>On Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:04:41 +0100, Tim Lamb wrote:
>A point I shall bear in mind.
>Which rebuild/move are you doing? I have a recollection that you had in
>mind the building on the left as you entered the yard for a project and
>downsize option?


Long story short..

My sister died 3 years ago. The chalet bungalow we built for her (so we
could move into the farmhouse) has an agricultural tie. Rather than
spend 18 months getting the tie lifted and then having strangers living
in a farmyard, I persuaded Angela to downsize and move across the road.
However, her idea of an acceptable downsize is developing into an epic
Grand Design!

Getting a bit late to sell the farmhouse this year so I'll aim to get it
done for a move next spring.
DavidP (10.09.2017, 20:12)
On Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:26:55 +0000, mausg wrote:
> We are going through a phase at the moment with tenants being shagged
> out, not allowed back in unless higher rents,


I comprehend the above but

> visitors are scanned through the security cameras for hand luggage!


I don't quite follow that comment.

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