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Tim.Relf

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Tim is Community & Farmlife editor for Farmers Weekly.

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    #921569

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    Like Caeser in the Colosseum after the gladiators have fought...

    #921535

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    I wouldn't be so sure. They seem to be managing to gloss over Iraq. Let's hope Hilary Benn does a better job than some of his predecessors! You're right, Labour in Vain, the bit about Princess Diana was positively bizarre... the guy seemed infatuated with her!

    #921655

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    Yes, good point, I suppose more red tape is the last thing we need in the countryside. I think people sometimes forget, though, that horses can be unpredictable. Yes, they're pets, but they're also heavy and dangerous. At the very least, young people shouldn't view riding a horse on a road as an automatic right - and all parents should think very carefully (as most already do) about the particular youngster and the particular hose before letting them loose on a public road.

    #921675

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    Having had a lovely hog roast last night (with loads of crackling), I think this is the meal I'd recommend to Mr Benn!

    #921759

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    Sounds intriguing... How quick did the ferret run? And however did you train him? I had ferrets as a kid, but they didn't do much running. They were very lazy altogether - unless you showed them a rabbit burrow! Incidentally, I've just thought of another famous sheep (possibly famous for all the wrong reasons, depending on your point of view) - Dolly.

    #921379

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    It means heading east a long way - but the Alnwick Garden is well worth a visit if you've got green fingers. You can get a good (although not particularly cheap) lunch in the fantastic tree-house restaurant there, too...

    #921417

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    What a great idea. A chance for farmers to show their creative side - and to get across some important messages, too. I just hope none of them do what the Young Farmers always used to do at their sand castle building competitions - make them in rude shapes!

    #921657

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    Yesterday I saw a girl riding a horse on a busy country road - she appeared not to be in full control of the horse and she was also talking on a mobile phone!


    If this is illegal for car drivers, it certainly should be for horse riders.

    #921150

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    So there I was, having a kip on the sofa, and in this flippin horse runs through the lounge....

    #921098

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    It's often forgotten that it's not just the immediate financial cost of the floods that people have to face (although, heaven knows, this is a huge problem for many) but the non-financial implications. The trauma, the inconvenience, the loss of items with sentimental value, the feeling of powerlessness...

    #921160

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    Since I put my back out, the doctor's got me sleeping on an orthopaedic bed and insists I ride the horse this way

    #921049

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    Grant for junk heaps, I like the sound of that Peter!


    I've been asking around a few friends. Other things that seem to get hoarded on farms a lot are: Wellies, cultivator parts (long after the cultivator's gone), wheel and tyres, old fence wire - not to mention old copies of Farmers Weekly!

    #921100

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    I know Gordon Brown's having a re-think on our military priorities... but this is taking it a bit far!


    Bet there are quite a few farmers who would have been grateful for the assistance of a Chinook, though...

    #921105

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    OK, I'll admit it - I thought it was genuine too until someone told me it wasn't!

    #920364

    Tim RelfTim.Relf

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    This is so sad. It's easy to forget sometimes that cows can be dangerous.


    Shows, as well, why we should all try to support the Air Ambulances - they're vital in rural areas.

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