Flindt on Friday

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: A vicar, a TV camera, and a 4-pint takeout

It was hot June lunchtime. Too hot for any farm work, so trivial office jobs beckoned. “Guess what,” said Hazel, sitting at her computer in the west wing. “According to…

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Flindt on Friday: Luddite's guide to virtual farm inspection

The walkers on Dark Lane, now returning in their dozens, must have wondered what on earth was going on. Why was that fat farmer with the wild lockdown hair running…

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Flindt on Friday: Nul points in game of 'where's my parcel'

This is a golden age of information and communication. It has never been easier to find an address or talk to its occupants. Thanks to the internet, you can find…

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Flindt on Friday: Modern tractors need comfy slipper design

One day, the tractor manufacturers will cotton on to the fact that the average age of the British farmer is 60. Most of us have got to that time in…

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Flindt on Friday: Barley field swapped for cow corner

After much crashing and banging round the attic, I managed to find my cricket bat. It’s a bit musty and unloved, but I have great plans for it this year.…

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Flindt on Friday: Farewell to a faithful fungicide friend

It’s a damn good thing that the RPA are being generous and flexible about SFP submissions (possibly taking their cue from other agencies such as HMRC for tax, and DVLA…

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Flindt on Friday: Thanks HMRC, but I think we're doing OK

When the “free money” texts came through, we both dismissed them at first. Over the years, our once-private mobile numbers have crept out into cyberspace, and the number of messages…

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Flindt on Friday: King of the world... from atop the combine

When it’s a hot May day, too windy for spraying or that last dose of liquid fertiliser, there’s only one place to be: on the very top of the combine,…

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Flindt on Friday: Soil doom-mongers v hard harvest facts

Sometimes the most significant stuff pops up in the most unlikely of places. For instance, you’d hardly think that a Defra publication from December last year called Farming Statistics: Final…

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Flindt on Friday: Wanted – discreet source of tractor parts

It’s slightly embarrassing to have to ask – and let’s keep this between ourselves, shall we? – but does anyone know where I can get hold of new steering wheel…

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Flindt on Friday: Unnerving quiet of rural lockdown Britain

After 25 days of almost continuous and frantic tractor driving, it’s easy to forget the madness going on in the outside world. It’s best to keep the radio off, ignore…

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Flindt on Friday: Unexpected hazards on a furtive filter hunt

During a welcome pause in tractor work, I set off in the Skoda for a bit of a car drive – but with some trepidation. After all, the days of…

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