There's a video online from a couple of years ago of the B*stards cutting through the side of a shipping container on a farm to get at his tools. ..You are very much a person after my own heart. I grassed two of them up yesterday to the cops. They were cruising around they area checking out the farm sheds. We have a lot of agri engineering lads at the farm here at the moment (self employed lads) whose tools and kit are locked in a shipping container but they’ll get in if we don’t keep an eye out. I’m renting one of the cottages from the farmer while I find a plot to build so I keep an eye out for him along with the other neighbours. To be fair the cops they take it seriously and do what they can.
Nice looking hay.
I once caught an elderly woman stealing wheat at 5 in the morning, she was using pinking shears. Just walked up to her and asked what she was up to, turned out she was an old Dutch woman who missed living on a farm and having fresh wheat to bake with. She offered to pay me but I declined and cut some off for her with hedge clippers to fill her wee basket. It was at the headlands by the road and it wasn’t exactly an outstanding section of crop so l was happy to oblige.I do enjoy seeing people legging it from a field of maize with their arms full thinking they've got free sweetcorn until Christmas.
Decided that an IBC simply wasn’t big enough and I fancied something a bit more permanent.Did you do anything about your woodland jacuzzi? I was curious how you would heat the water?
You could knock up some moonshine an' all.Decided that an IBC simply wasn’t big enough and I fancied something a bit more permanent.
I’ve got two large steel oil tanks sat in the yard which are surplus to requirements since we installed biomass. They’re massive. Once tilted onto their sides, they’ll be about 6’ x 9’ and maybe 4’ deep. They even have drainage taps and what not installed in the correct position.
The plan is to get busy with the angle grinder, remove one side (which will then be the top once it’s tilted over) and clean them out properly.
I’ve got a copper hot water cylinder that already has a coil in it. So I’m going to cut the top off, submerge the cylinder in the tank and make a fire inside the cylinder itself. This should circulate and heat the water going through the coil, while also heating the water around the cylinder.
I’ll then clad the outside in pallet wood and maybe even tile the inside like a proper swimming pool.
Just need to borrow a tractor with some forks to get started as they’re really really heavy.
Excuse crude drawing but this is what I’m thinking.....View attachment 485355
Many years ago between IT contracts I used to help my Dad repair Grain & Wheat Silos & Dryers in Hampshire, always just before harvest. Hot, dry, uncomfortable with low ceilings which you were guaranteed to bump your head on. A day in one of those cutting, grinding and riveting guaranteed a thirst.
Unfortunately we no longer have the gear , I am looking at , getting it chopped for the biogas plant before it goes too far, progressively topping it down , still have that. been ringing round other farms to offer it for free, but so far every one busy.Can you make haylage if your bloke doesn't reappear in time ?