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Every Picture Tells a Story (in this case many stories)
Next again is Holly Bush, our local village pub, As well as drink you can get if hungry, a little bit of grub, For a gathering of the locals, this was the hub, News and gossip turned around in the village pub. This picture was taken Feb 2011 of a twenty...
First Land Rover a "Rag Top" Diesel
I went down fields counting cattle, and through the ford every day, Always it got wet from the brook, started rotting the chassis away. I bought my first land rover I bought second hand some forty odd years ago, it was a light green diesel rag top, the...
Under achievement of output big style
I read the Farmers Weekly, ov read it all me life, Read it in the good times, and read it through the strife, In its words and pictures, brings us all the news, Tells us of our leaders, n' tells us of their views. This farm could double its output...
The June Returns 1961
First year farming in my own right 1961 Out to daytime pastures, to distant fields to graze, Back again for milking on long fine summer days, Just dug out an old diary from just fifty years ago, and on looking at the page where I recorded the June Returns...
Story of Hobble End Cottages
Frosty weather glistens inside, a fridge you could compare, Roof half filled with starling's nests, built up over the years. In one of our farthest fields, situated about a mile east of the village was a pair of cottages known as Hobble End. There...
Up to now we haven't had a Drop (rain)
Well to be honest it did rain yesterday, a reet heavy down pour for a few minuets most of which ran off. Up to now we haven't had a Drop (rain) Me cows are out on grass, and the pastures burning up, The brook is running low, soon be nothing left to...
It happened one fine summer afternoon
Each cow that went through the gate stumbled onto their knees, scramble back onto their feet and panicked, and fled down to the far end of the yard It happened one fine summer afternoon, when I went to bring the cows in for milking, they all get strung...
Water Meadows "bedwork or floated water meadows"
It was said by the old men that the water should "trot" onto the fields, and "gallop" off. On our low lying meadows there is still evidence of the very old style of management the "bedwork or floated water meadows" , where...
Climate Change, the hot topic (or cold depending what year it was),
When the ice did break in the middle the tractor dropped about eighteen inches and had a job to get it out , then could not use that route for a few weeks due to the deep steps down off the ice at the sides of the ford. I recall the winter of 1947 when...