The Black Sheep – September

September 30, 2005

Office agriculture

office plantsMT: Stuck in the sub-urban wasteland of Saff Lundun, FW Towers can often seem a long way from the rolling fields of our readership.

As such The Black Sheep has sought to reclaim its heritage in a resourceful manner typical of our urchin-like characters.

As Mel Gibbons (sic) might say: “They may take our fields but they may never take our window sills!”

Yep – window sill production is alive and well in Sutton and despite the lack of flies and bees to aid pollination (a cotton bud thrust forcefully into each flower is proving effective) our efforts are producing fruit.

Regardez vous:

chilli pepper


September 28, 2005

Hereford Bull

MT: As usual the forums seem to be the topic of conversation around the office at the moment.

If you haven’t already seen it – check out this thread – Bunch of whingers

Who is Hereford22? Is he really an ex-SAS assassin, trained in the deadly art of slaying grumbling farmers? Does he need a dictionary for Christmas? And can you really spell “diesel” “deisel”!?!

Anyhow, one thing’s for certain, his thread is the most popular (in the traffic sense rather than in the opinion sense) thread we’ve had in a while.

I’m not really one for encouraging slanging matches on the forums, it’s supposed to be a pool of resource for farmers to share views and information, but some of the put downs aimed at the Hereford boy merit the thread’s place on the site.

Some of my favourites:

“Please have ago yourself, plenty of farms to buy know. Good luck”

“I take it you never feel the urge to eat then?”

“He’s ex SAS, could be dangerous”

September 9, 2005

All change

MT: Well, those of you who are fortunate enough to read Farmers Weekly are in for a pleasant surprise this morning.

new FW cover

1 tractor, 4 pairs
of eyes and still
no sign of those
bloody car keys!
Mrs Farmers Weekly has rung the changes and tweaked our beloved journal to within an inch of its life.

Sadly there’s no space for the regular new weekly feature suggested by yours truly – Animal Farm (a case study in whether Orwell was on to something when he came up with the idea of pigs running on-farm operations).

Nevertheless despite the obvious in animal/human role swapping diary coverage, the new look Farmers Weekly does look rather splendid. More lively and engaging, lots more for the eye as well as the mind. And even little old gets a shiny new logo!

Your feedback as readers is welcomed, so let us know what you think of the revitalized magazine.

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