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Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by simply james, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. simply james

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    me and the wife just sitting looking at eache other accross the room,no kids the house is quite its all over for another year,i do like xmas but its sad when the festive side ends back to work in morning,have lots of you still got lots of hols left enjoy them
     
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    I've got to go in to work Monday just to transfer some money on the net (it's needs 2 people to authorise it or I would have done it at home), apart from that I have all next week off and so does Steve unless one of his customers breaks down. Our local pub is turning into a Toby Carvery in March and there is one in Clacton-on-Sea, which is 20 mins away from us, hoping to try it out and see what they are like. I love a good carvery. Then off to the vet again Friday, apart from that lazy week hopefully :):up:
     
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    Dave needs to do a couple of calls monday and friday has tues,wed,Thur at home, and Amy goes back on Mon 5th Jan so lots of time together still :) but I know what you mean James will you have new years day of (1st).
     
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    enjoy tina i love a carvery too
     
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    no margaret im working new years eve and new years day and night,so it will be turkey sandwiches and flask of tea for me new years eve
     
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    :down: oh dear James keep warm we will be thinking of you :)
     
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    i shall have a coffee for you mate
     
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    Ive never been stopped at all mate,the cattle still need fed and bedded everyday:),same with new year,dosent bother me a bit cos Ive always had to do it.
    To be honest,its quite fine cos I have an excuse not to get guttered with the rest of them and suffer the hangovers next day:up:;).
    A few pints and thats it:)!
    Hope you all had a good christmas

    Ian.:up:
     
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    your a hard grafter ian i will give you that mate
     
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    lol I know what you mean Ian you can't tell the animals to get on with it for a few days...and as for drink it don't worry me a glass or two of sweet wine each year to be sociable ....not had that yet holding out to the new year ;)
     
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    I never really have celebrated new year, one is I don't drink and two I can rarely stay awake till midnight anyway, i'm an early to bed and early to rise kind of gal :D
     
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    You understand how it works margaret but the amount of people who ask me why I dont just leave 2 days worth of feed for the stock and bog off for a good time is unreal!:eek:.
    For one thing they would just keep eating till it was gone (in less than a day), they need bedded everyday (got some pics in my album),water bowls could block/freeze,an animal could get hurt/sick,theres heaps of things that could go wrong if you werent there all the time.
    But, try telling that to some folk,they just dont understand!:rolleyes:
    Anyways, I enjoy it:up:, the cows are all home bred and range from 30 months old to 26 yrs old!. When they get past breeding age,I just let them live out there twilight years with their own herd till nature takes its course.
    Theyve all got names but my best pal is called "doggie".
    An 800kg Blond d aquataine 10 yr old cow who is almost telepathic in how she responds to me.
    When Ann was pregnant and went into a field to check the stock,doggie was instantly at her side boxing any cows that came too close to Ann,almost as if she knew that Ann was pregnant and needed protecting!.
    They same with me,if a young heifer calves and gets protective when I check the new born calf,Doggie keeps the young mother away from me until I have tagged and jagged the calf!, shes one in a million!!.:up:
    I just like the fact that if you sit down in their field,the cows will all come round you and lie down,its like Im part of their herd!,quite humbleing really:eek:.
    I apologise cos Im going on a bit!!, its just that Im very proud of my "ladies" and the reputation they have given me as a cattle breeder and for that I dont mind one bit working 50 weeks a year looking after them!;):up:
     
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    They sound wonderful, the trouble with me is i'm such a soft git, I get so upset when any animal gets hurt or dies, I fall to pieces
     
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    then your like me tina mate
     
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    Believe me Tina,Ive shed a few tears over the years when my mate/ vet has come round to give "the" injection to a particular cow or bull!.
    I dont shoot a terminal casualty animal myself unless its nesessery,I prefer the vets injection,its less gruesome than a .357 to the head or even worse ,a captive bolt gun! cos after being shot with one of them,a rod is inserted into the hole and pushed in to mush up the brain!:eek:,its not pretty!,but only used now by the knackery cos the govt banned handguns!:mad:, Id like to see an MP who voted "yes" to a ban on handguns have to do this!!;),bet hed lose his dinner!. Bunch of wan***s,all of them!.!, grrr!!!!!!.:mad:
     
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    yes thats a hard thing to have yo di ian mate,but id do it to a member of the stupid goverment who makes all these stupid rules up
     
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    Good for you Ian you care and love all your animals thats how it should be and it must be very rewarding when they show some affection back :up:
     
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    As I said Margaret,when they come to you and lie down around you,chewing away contently and bumping you for a scratch,thats when you feel humbled!:eek:.
    There not daft either, the amount of times weve seen cows due to calve standing away from the rest of the herd so we can spot them is unreal.
    Its because they know there is a problem and we can fix it ie an assisted calving due to breech or upside down presentation or ceaser section when nesessery. If they know they cant manage to calve themselves,they make themselves noticed and also they fight the contractions too!.
    They dont push untill we appear on the scene to help them out!!.
    They really are clever b*****s,certainly on a par with the most intelligent dogs!;):up:
    And thats a 25 year experience based opinion.
    Just wish they would calve 9 to 5, that would save me going out to check them every 4 hours,7 days a week,46 weeks a year:eek::D;).
     
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    :up: Keep up the good work Ian ;)
     
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    you do a good job ian,you dont get much rest do you ,well done to you mate
     

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