Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.
And a pair of steel thumbs
Hey! I was 6 or 7 years old at the time.
Now says 25th or 26th. Unamused, it's close enough I'd pick it up myself (clearly essential shopping...)!
Or the next best thing, Schwalbe tyre levers, toughest I've ever used (for obvious reasons!).
Found a delivery slot for Asda, 1st April. £60+ in basket, at checkout wanted to charge £3 extra for a sub £40 trolley. Turns out 60% of what we put in the trolley went out of stock before we could check out. Asda can gtf and we'll shop elsewhere.
Have a tesco delivery scheduled for Thursday. It was the last slot available when I booked it almost two weeks ago. Going to edit it tomorrow (last day before it's fixed), and just add in random stuff and let them select alternatives. See what we actually end up with.
People taking their 'once-a-day', or rather where they take their exercise. As I mentioned elsewhere we have a footpath that runs through our farmyard and we're seeing many more people passing through. Unfortunately they're not just passing through. Many children are running feral climbing on stuff, touching things they shouldn't. People are taking detours to go and see our calves which are kept in a hutch system outside. Again they're touching stuff. Dogs are running off lead and many have never been socialised with cattle which is another issue we're facing.
Here's the rub. There are 7 full time staff (3 brothers who own the farm,myself, my assistant and 2 yardmen) plus the bosses son, who can't go to Canada to his new job. That's 8 of us to look after 800 cattle. Currently there are 3 of us in isolation (myself, one of the brothers whose wife falls into the high risk groups and one of the yardmen whose wife and small baby have developed coughs) and our relief cover is unavailable. That's 5 people left. One more gets isolated and animal welfare will start to get compromised.
I fully appreciate the value of being able to get outside, but there are many walks locally that avoid the farm. Ultimately this is a food production facility. They wouldn't dream of walking around a bakery or food processing plant in the way they do.
Can you print some simple signs stating that you have links to someone with Covid-19 and straying off the path may bring people into contact with contaminated surfaces?
As someone who loves the countryside, I hate to say it, but you also have the right to close a right of way for 28 days. I hope you don't have to do this as it will spoil the majority's enjoyment. Perhaps a notification showing people it could happen would be enough.
As for loose dogs, any bugger who let's their dog loose near farm animals is a prick.
Any signs would go the same way as the ones we put up during foot & mouth, when we had a neospora outbreak and other occasions. Torn down and thrown in the hedge.
That's what I keep telling my shepherd friend
Or just put a picture of yourself with some obscure wording like F- - -K OFF !! underneath it at either end of the footpath
There really are some arseholes.
All present and correct sir
Just COVID-19 infection zone. Keep out until further notice.
One thing I have found (and no idea if it’s the same on your yard) but when following public footpaths and the sign points you through a farm, there never seem to be further signs letting you know where the path starts again, so you often end up wandering to find the way out. I was wandering around a big potato farm not long ago, and got asked if I was lost. There was no obvious path, no sign and the bloke had to show me where it started again. A simple sign would have helped. This happened again last week in a different farm.
It's signed and pretty obvious to be fair.
I went through one the other day on bike. Again not really obvious but found it. It took me passed an open garage with a Ferrari in it! Then as the path continued, an old boat. We need them in Cheshire!
Local radio? Police?
Roll out some NATO barbed wire!? CCTV? Divert the footpath - temporarily of course?
Very strange. All AP notifications now being assumed to be spam in my Gmail. I wonder why now? I used to get one or two in Spam, but now all of them?
Diverting a footpath isn't as easy as it sounds, in these times it is also a bad idea as we all need exercise, what might be possible is to put up a notice asking people to stay apart.
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