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Mother Reared her Chickens, late in the 1940’s
Mother bought her day old chickens from a hatchery, ready sexed so she knew that they would be all pullets, though just the occasional a few would turn out cockerels. In her order for two hundred they seemed to send half a dozen extra, so it could be...
I had a Good Old Bike (early 1950's)
The brakes were none existent, and rims they had a dent, And wobbled as I rode it, and the wheels they were bent. When ever cattle were move up the road to another field, or when they were first turned out in spring, the younger stock always broke into...
Another Mile Stone
Is this normal, is it what everybody goes through, or am I wearing out quicker than everyone else. Passed Another Mile Stone I have passed another mile stone, each year it is the same, Birthday's come and birthdays go, the excitement's getting...
The War-Ag had a stock of arable machinery.
Most tractors ran on petrol (gas), or started on petrol and run on TVO vaporizing oil (kerosene) War time restrictions During the second world war , everyone suffered in some way or other, what with the food rationing , restrictions on fuel and most of...
This is a follow on to the thread "Trotters"
We watched when we were kids, fingers in our ears, Then bang the butcher shot him, cut its throat mid tears, I never knew who owned the pig bench but it went round all the village to who ever had got a pig ready for killing. I Remember Killing the Pig...