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  • 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 one with a full canvas top forward over the driver...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Sat, Feb 26 2011
  • 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 and produce food for human consumption and help to...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Sat, Jan 29 2011
  • 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 1961, (a statutory form sent out by the Ministry...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Sat, Jan 15 2011
  • 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 out when the cows decide, as usual, to all walk...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Tue, Jun 22 2010
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