I seem to be collecting prints of old tractors these days. There are pictures of Fergusons and Fordsons. People like myself have a few REAL tractors on the smallholding. They all remind of us of by gone farming times.
Here on our smallholding. We love to watch television shows like "All Creatures Great And Small" and "Wartime Farm". Thought last weeks Christmas special was quite magical. Especially the Christmas Carol service. It was quite moving to think that people were missing their loved ones serving overseas.
A lot of people will be missing loved ones through bereavement this year. This will be our first Christmas with out my parents. It can be a very sad and numb like loss feeling for so many. I hope there is a better place for all our loved ones.
Many thanks for reading this blog over the last year. Special thanks for those who make comments. I wish you all a very peaceful Christmas and I hope you have a very prosperous year on your allotments, kitchen gardens and smallholdings.
Hope you have a good Christmas, I've enjoyed your blog and sorry I don't comment more!ReplyDelete
Hope you also have a great Christmas, Kev. I like reading your blog. Don't think I could live anywhere without a vegetable plot and some livestock or ten. Thanks for your comment.ReplyDelete
Nice collection of prints, we have cross-stitch pictures, made by Mrs and framed by me, some really good ones but no tractors, Mrs tends to go for flowers, animals and garden scenes. Maybe I should try and find some tractor pics for her to do.ReplyDelete
Yes, Christmas is often a time of mixed emotions, goodwill to all men but tempered with memories of the ones no longer with us to share it.
TV today seems to be a collection of repeats from several years after a few carol services this morning.
Weather blue sky, bright and sunny with a cool breeze, better than the recent storms and torrential rain of the last week.
Raggy cat developed a distinct preference for indoors during the day, but out all night. Also developed a pot-bellied shape, must be feeding it too much.
Happy Christmas, Cumbrian. I have always been a collector. Copper kettles and horse brasses, books, and now farm machinery and prints of yester year.ReplyDelete
Christmas leaves us with a profound sense of loss for loved ones and to be grateful for what we have and to keep looking to the future. Life is so short and we have to make the most of it.
Watched 'Whiskey Galore' on BB3 or 4?, the other night.
"They all lived unhappily ever after".
Fantastic end of film quote. The Ealing films were absolute classics. Also watched The Beverly Hillbillies (1993?), a modern film version of a classic series. That was also quite brilliant.
Had some terrible lightning storms last week. Never heard noise like it. Sounded like world war one mortars.
Cattle seem to be happy in their new shed. So much easier now we no longer have loose housing. They seem to like the rubber mats too.
Thanks for your comment.
Yes, the thunder we had was terrible, I've never heard any like it either, couldn't really describe the sound, just different to any I've heard before.ReplyDelete
The cattle should be happy, a nice warm environment with comfortable rubber mats and plenty to eat, life of Riley they have and hopefully some excellent beef at the end. Easier for you as well, sounds like a good system.
Today marks the start of "our biggest and best sale ever" in various stores, no doubt the tills will be jangling merrily and the owners happy as people dash to max out their credit cards. I won't be joining in.
The season of peace on earth and goodwill to all men seems to have been taken over by an orgy of advertising, commercialism and consumerism.
Not a bad morning here, dull, stiff cool breeze and damp but not actually raining.
Raggy cat in early and asleep on bed, it's getting a treat of chicken bits later.
We had no electricity at 3 this morning. Thought I would be going to a stream and getting cattle water this morning. Electric thankfully restored. Even the well pump needs electricity. Could do with a hand pump. or a Lister engine to pump it. Walked around Haggard lookinjg for any storm damage. Just a 3 foot high wall and concrete foundation completely blown over. Wind had nowhere to escape. Should have left a gap in between top course and shed sheeting. Will spend next dry day cleaning blocks with lump hammer and bolster chisel. Nobody hurt that's the main thing. No doubt lots of fence posts to repair.ReplyDelete
The cattle do seem happy with their rubber mats. Tractor does most of the work bringing in a round bale. I just pike it and scrape the mats with a spade every few days or so.
We are going to 'Penneys' (Primark) in January for our Christmas presents. I don't care about fashion. Cheap jeans, T shirts..., for next to nothing.
Saw one advert for beds. Offering free credit for over 150 pounds. If you can't get that together, there's something wrong.
Hope you are OK after the storms? England and Wales seems to be really suffering. Roll on Spring time.
Yes, our electric went off last night late on. Again, it's been off a lot this last week but only for short spells.ReplyDelete
Terrible gales this morning, the wind-mills have stopped turning, a design feature that shuts them down when it gets too rough for them, I've only seen it once before in 20 years, so must be really strong.
Lots of wheelie bins blowing about and a main road closed, don't know what for, must be some damage or danger. My compost bin' blown over, not bothering to pick it up until it quietens down a bit. Bit of fascia blown off the garage as well, I'll need to stick it back on when it gets a bit drier.
Yorkshire boarding seems to be the favoured side wall above the blockwork for the cattle sheds here, they don't seem to suffer the same damage in bad weather.
Raggy cat seems totally unperturbed by the weather, in as usual and sleeping in front of fire.
Never knew it was called Yorkshire boarding - thanks! You often see green fabric 'Gale Break', which seems to work well. It's great for protecting a new hedge from wind burn. We over hung the sheeting in the cowshed with a 2 foot overhang allowing the wind to get in an out from two sides of the building. The newly demolished wall was on the tractor shed. I see why single block walls aren't a good idea. Also thought of leaving gaps in between blocks to allow air/wind to circulate. I have seen wheelie bin parks made with see through blocks to prevent them blowing away and looking unsightly.ReplyDelete
I didn't know the wind mills had the design feature to shut them down. Still think we should be researching fore into wave and sea wind farms. Every river should have a water wheel/hydro plant. Bantry used to run it's town street lights from a waterwheel from an old wooden waterwheel for nothing. Then they decided to join the national grid and pay for it. So much for progress.
Power cuts make you realize (remember the early seventies) how much we depend on electricity. We are mortgaged to the power companies.
Thanks for theYorkshire boarding advice.
Yes, as well as river-powered water-wheels, wave and tide power deserves a lot more research / investigation. Saw a programme a while ago and they're experimenting with floating arrangements utilising the swell and movement to generate electric. God knows how many billion tons of salt water constantly moving with wind and tides, I wouldn't have thought it was beyond the ingenuity of man to harness all this free power somehow.ReplyDelete
Wind power's OK I suppose, but intermittent and unpredictable. I read somewhere that it takes more power to manufacture, transport, build and maintain these monsters than they'll ever generate. Rightly or wrongly.
Yes I remember the miners strike well, all the pubs had Tilley lamps going, it didn't matter because the beer was dispensed by hand-pulled pumps. But you're right, we're too dependent on electric, even gas-fired central heating relies on an electric pump.
Dry here today, wind's dropped but still a bit blowy.
Raggy cat been out most of the day, must have pressing business to attend to.
We are completely surrounded by water. Yet we seem to spend so little money on research in how to harness it for power and water. In Saudi Arabia they have giant -desalination plants to make the salt water into drinking water.ReplyDelete
Will we be seeing hose pipe bans and dried up reservoirs next summer time? All the winter rain water could be used far more efficiently. I wonder how much is spent on new and replacing old infrastructure these days?
Never realized that all the pubs would still have been using hand pumps. Wonder why it changed to electric and gassy lager?
Domino keeps going to the Kale field. I think he's after a pheasant for his supper. I believe even the pheasants are not native and they were another part of the Empire collection along with snooker, Mulligatawny soup and IPA. Didn't we export that?
𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬/ 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐬 / 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐃𝐫. Kham. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐏𝐄𝐒) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬. 𝐢 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧-𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐏𝐄𝐒 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐃𝐫. Kham 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐇𝐒𝐕-𝟐 𝐬𝐨 𝐢 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐃𝐫. Kham 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐢 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐀𝐥𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲! 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐚 (UPS 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞)𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬! 𝐢 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 (𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝! 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢 𝐚𝐦 𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐰! 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐢 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐚𝐝𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐢𝐦 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐞! 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐨𝐧 dr.khamcaregiver@𝐠𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐬-𝐚𝐩𝐩 +𝟐𝟑𝟒8159922297 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 him on his website: drkhamherbalhealingcenter.wordpress.com/ReplyDelete
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