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Buford T. Justice VI
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Farming pics

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These two are pets, the rest of my neighbour's cattle are nutz.
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She wouldn't turn around for me the fecker..
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Were you playing fetch with her?
The second one could do with getting it's hooves dressed.
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Nope she picked it up from the ground and had it in her mouth. Was probably part of a fence myself and brother painted creosote on about 20 years ago... As your probably aware they love eating wood.. We both worked for the owner of these horses when we were younger and would spend the whole summer painting the rails with creosote around all the fields he had horses in. Was a proper stud farm back then producing really good blood stock.

Here's a good story for ya, he had a mare valued at 100,000 pounds. Someone bought a house in the locality with 2 acres and the new owner decided to put a horse in it... course no fookin thought went into fencing off the area and on two occasions I had to bring him out of my field and out the road and into this fella.. even said I've got some wire and stakes if he was stuck I'd give them to him... but anyway one morning the owner of the 100k mare came in one morning to check on her, and what does he see in the paddock only my neighbour's pieball pony trying to get up on the mare trying to ride it..... to say he went ballistic was an understatement.... the pieball swiftly disappeared when he went into him and told him the consequences if he got that mare pregnant..
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Combine's been and gone; baler too.

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Am surprised at how much green there is in that field, which looked to be 100% wheat only two days ago.
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Neighbour across the road cutting his spring wheat. Great to see them getting a bit of luck with the couple of days fine weather. All the spring wheat , barley and oats harvest should be completed locally in the next day or two.
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"Square" bales - haven't seen them in a field in a long time. Those are a bit bigger than the thirty-year old ones in my barn!
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CelticRambler wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:55 pm "Square" bales - haven't seen them in a field in a long time. Those are a bit bigger than the thirty-year old ones in my barn!
Fun climbing and jumping off these ones !
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You could build wonderful 'houses' with the square ones to play in too.
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Suddenly feeling very old, because I remember when bales were only ever made with straw. The lad next door has just swiss-rolled a field of hay (cut on Wednesday, turned on Thursday, turned again Friday, baled yesterday, loaded up and gone today). My grandad would have spent a fortnight working his hayfield of about the same size, but would have had half a dozen haystacks in it for at least a couple of months afterwards to show for his efforts.
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Uncle Frank wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:49 pm You could build wonderful 'houses' with the square ones to play in too.
Forts, Uncle Frank Forts is what there were
( at least thats what we called them at school when we borrowed bales from the field beside the games pitch )
CelticRambler wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:09 pm...would have had half a dozen haystacks ...to show for his efforts.
When the teens start pairing off these days where do they go on a summer afternoon now that there are no haystacks any more ?
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CelticRambler wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:09 pm Suddenly feeling very old, because I remember when bales were only ever made with straw. The lad next door has just swiss-rolled a field of hay (cut on Wednesday, turned on Thursday, turned again Friday, baled yesterday, loaded up and gone today). My grandad would have spent a fortnight working his hayfield of about the same size, but would have had half a dozen haystacks in it for at least a couple of months afterwards to show for his efforts.
My grandfather, on my mother's side in the western part of the country, used to do hay cocks in a few small paddocks, but he'd get the square baler in for his main fields. The man that came in with the squarebaler when we were younger we used to be in awe looking at the square baler in operation. We'd be down on our summer holidays painting sheds, footing turf and carrying square bales. My grandfather had a little black notebook and would have a list of jobs for us to do. Probably keeping us from getting up to mischief. He was a pioneer but always remember when the hay would be in the shed, he'd bring out a crate of guiness bottles and hand one around to all his neighbours and it would be the only time I'd see him taking a drink. We used to get a bottle of coke or orange.
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Reseeding.
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Osciiboscii wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:33 pm Reseeding.
You sure he's not feeding the gulls so they'll be too fat to terrorise those poor people of Balbriggan? :lol:
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CelticRambler wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:49 pm You sure he's not feeding the gulls so they'll be too fat to terrorise those poor people of Balbriggan? :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Neighbour ploughing for winter wheat. Surprised there's no seagulls following the plough. A local man that has since passed on had a theory that the shine of the plough boards used to alert the seagulls from a distance. Interesting theory.
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Look what greeted me when I went to check on cattle. Totally stuck in drain. No budging him, needed tractor and front loader and a bit of help. Lifted out, was fine but as I started to repair fence he turned and headed straight back to the hole he was just lifted from!
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He was lucky you found him ;)
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A happy bullock is a mucky bullock :D
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kadman wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:55 am He was lucky you found him ;)
He was and so was I. Usually check them twice a day and all was fine yesterday evening around 8pm so it was sometime during the night/ early morning he got stuck. It was very mild but I'm sure if the weather was cold an animal wouldnt fare out so well up to their back in muck and water.
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Ncdjd2 wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:38 pm A happy bullock is a mucky bullock :D
Indeed! Although I think he has a kind of a guilty look on him in that pic above, like he's been caught doing something he shouldn't :P
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Went out to take a pic of the double rainbow this morning, but got distracted between these fellas and the kitten eating lumps off my ankles...
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