Flindt on Friday

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Farmers are soft target for the green gang

When the company that manage the pipeline that goes under the farm rang, I had a pretty good idea of what they wanted. The pipe’s getting on a bit, and…

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Flindt on Friday: 'Dog-friendly' walks don't mean 'no lead'

Spare a thought, if you will, for the poor Kiwi lady who thought she’d take her friend’s aged pointer out to Hinton Ampner for a nice long walk. She’d read…

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Flindt on Friday: Regularly do things to baffle neighbours

Like most obnoxious sons, I ignored the vast majority of the wisdom my father tried to pass on. But one piece of farming advice did stick in my mind: “Once…

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Flindt on Friday: Little drill earns reprieve from scrapyard

“Now look here,” I said crossly to the little Horsch CO3 drill, waving a large stick at it furiously. “We’ve got one day before the new moon changes the weather,…

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Flindt on Friday: Lies and more lies from lads with lurcher

A mate was recently writing an article about eccentric British competitions: bog snorkelling, welly throwing, cheese rolling – all that sort of thing. His report of the All-England Lying Championships…

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Flindt on Friday: RPA email shatters the mellow mood

You’d think that the RPA would have had quite enough of checking our farm. We’ve had missing fields, helicopters, random early morning inspections, so I was confident that we were…

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Flindt on Friday: Quiz night laughs – and an accidental visito...

Our first-round draw in the annual Growmore Quiz was one of the most enjoyable ever. We (the mighty Petersfield Wey) were up against the Lymington Grockles, who had made their way…

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Flindt on Friday: Modern tractor drivers don’t need two legs

As soon as I can after harvest, I book an appointment with Jane the Physio for a bit of a work-over. She’s a legend in these parts, working tirelessly to…

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Flindt on Friday: Please save my spine from 20-litre drums

One day, when the team that do the excellent "What’s in your shed?" feature have run out of proper farmers, I’ll invite them down to Flindt Towers. And when they…

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Flindt on Friday: Only one man to blame for seed rate mishap

Reasons why farming is character-forming, number 34: sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there’s absolutely no-one else to blame but yourself. Early one September Saturday morning, I was loading the…

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Flindt on Friday: Dull Brexit answer scuppers my Bafta dream

You know that terrible moment when one comment wrecks all your hard work? Like Gordon Jackson in The Great Escape when the Gestapo officer cleverly wishes him "good luck” in…

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Flindt on Friday: Why vegan food may soon contain badger poo

Was I disappointed that my photographs didn’t win the Farmers Weekly harvest photo competition? A bit. Was I surprised? Not at all. You see, whereas most entries were of glorious…

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