Flindt on Friday

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: ‘Slow farming’ - a tonic for the spirit

Nothing beats a bit of “slow farming”. We’ve done weeks of rushing round like mad things with high-speed drills and even faster 24m sprayers (yes, I know that’s small these…

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Flindt on Friday: Uncertainty's the only certainty in farming

Many years ago, when life seemed simpler, and when the fridge wasn’t cleaned out daily by hulks, we had enough spare cash to go and enjoy a day’s racing. We’d…

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Flindt on Friday: Snot-in-a-can and Sprayerman memories

Some years ago, Farmers Weekly ran a series of articles from a nameless spray operator highlighting how a sometimes difficult job wasn’t made any easier by the Fort Knox-style packaging…

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Flindt on Friday: A letter triggers trouble on footpath

The letter from Hampshire County Council’s "Culture, Communities and Business Services" came as a bit of surprise. In it, the "Technical Data Officer" explained that there was a problem with…

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Flindt on Friday: Mother Nature overrules pre-em urgency

It’s funny to think that weekend work used to be a rarity. Only at harvest, or if drilling was running late, would Dad check if the men were available –…

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Flindt on Friday: Kevin, Peppa Pig and me on speeding course

A change, they say, is as good as a rest, and it certainly made a change to be sitting in the anonymous lobby of an anonymous hotel in the anonymous…

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Flindt on Friday: Britain’s Fittest Farmer? No match for me

There’s no truth in the rumour that I’m entering Farmers Weekly’s competition to find the nation’s fittest farmer – although I can see how that rumour started: I’ve started trundling…

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Flindt on Friday: Bond baddie blade adds edge to hedgecutting

Hobbies are important. As you get older, and the ones that featured gum shields and broken noses or bits of willow and sweaty keeper’s inners become nothing but memories, it’s…

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Flindt on Friday: Envious Remainers must stop bashing Dyson

If I’m going to leave the parish twice in a month, and embark on another long-ish and snow-flecked drive – this time, west – on the A272, there had better…

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Flindt on Friday: I can predict the future of my pea crop

With a long sigh, and a reluctant mind, I’ve ordered my pea seed. It’ll be for Blackhouse Road – a field that on the original cropping plan for 2018-19 was…

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Flindt on Friday: Ramblers can't just rewrite right to roam

This may go against the cliché of the grumpy farmer, and you may not think I’m being sincere, but I have loads of time for the ramblers. Why? Well, if…

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Flindt on Friday: Dad's desk secrets and mysterious Mrs Smith

Finally, after years of dithering and indecision, the day came to throw out Dad’s old farm desk. I thought I’d be describing it as a sombre and melancholy occasion, tinged…

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