Flindt on Friday

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: I'm all ears for some wheat answers

You’d think that an earwash fungicide on the wheats would be a simple job – a chance to calmly contemplate the end of another arable campaign (my 30th) on a…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: A man, a van, no plan... pandemonium!

OK, I admit it: it was probably a bit unnecessary (and a tad unkind) to give the chemical delivery man a bit of an earful. While I’d been sitting in…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: One careful owner seeks new combine

I’m a worried man. The winter barley is beginning to look a bit harvest-y in this hot weather, but there’s a large, combine-sized hole in the barn. Does this mean…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: A series of unfortunate Sunday events

Some Sundays, it’s better to stay in bed. Take the one just before the second May bank holiday. There was still a huge heap of fungicide in the spray store,…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt: Say what you will, low inputs mean low outputs

Name calling: it’s not big, and it’s not clever. Luckily, after a lifetime being fat, ugly and ginger, I’m immune to it. And I’ll need all that immunity because, once…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: I've been hurt, but I'm ready to try again

It was the awkward moment that many couples, after so long together, know only too well. There was something that needed to be said, something that neither party wanted to…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: The fine art of baffling your neighbours

In the opening pages of his bestselling farming book, a local author lists 10 bits of wisdom. Among them is: “Once a month, do something that baffles your neighbours.” Well,…

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Flindt on Friday: Trouble with dogs and their barking owners

Here’s my suggestion for a brilliant new nature/human interest/drama TV programme: Springer Watch. It would be similar to the BBC's Springwatch, but somewhat less fluffy. It would bring an accurate…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Let's bring the farm pickup down to size

What farming needs (I decided after a lengthy evening of internet-based car browsing) is a small pickup. I’d been checking out all sorts of huge machines with names like “Destruktor”,…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Campaign strategies and promises

Blimey, that was another challenging drilling season. It started with winter wheat on 25 September (no oilseed rape this year) and finished with the last of the spring beans trickling…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Easter lamb story - a tale for our times

Good Friday was not going particularly well even before the teatime realisation that our little blue trailer had gone missing. The mood was already rather downbeat and sombre, and it…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Bereft of my little trailer full of beans

The one repeatable word I can use about the thieving scrotes who nicked our little grain trailer a couple of weeks ago is “brazen”. It was a super little trailer,…

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