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  • Vicon Acrobat spider wheel 50 Years ago

    We took delivery of a brand new Vicon Acrobat spider wheel hay turner come rowing up tool fifty years ago this month. It was an amazing machine at the time with no driving parts or gears, just turned by dragging the four wheels along the ground at an angle and it raked grass across just to turn it or...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Sun, Jul 10 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
  • Low Cost Production, Milk Marketing Board 1962

    So all in all you reap what you sow, you cannot keep robbing the producer, in this case the cow. It started when I joined a Milk Marketing Board scheme called ‘Low Cost Production’. November 1962. Much to my disgust I seemed to always be in the lower quarter of the chart / league table. You take up on...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Tue, Jan 4 2011
  • St Swithin's, it did rain on the 15th July

    We have only just passed the fortieth day of St Swithin's, it did rain on the 15 th July and true to its legend or saying, it has rained more days than its been fine. The grass has grown continuously right through the summer and given us very little to groan about, other than the fact that there...
    Posted to Owd Fred's Blog (Weblog) by Owd Fred on Wed, Aug 26 2009
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