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Discussion in 'Forestry' started by JohnBoy, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. lough

    lough Well-Known Member

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    Are you allowed to graze it
     
  2. JohnBoy

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    the big pain with being 60 miles away is you're always at the mercy of others, and when you're 60 miles away you're easily ignored. had a man agree to spray it the last days of July, I was away for most of august, he finally finished spraying it in the last fortnight!!!!

    Ended up spraying a good chunk by hand as he reckoned the ground was too rough for the quad!

    Dozer man called saturday for a looksee and will be back in a month or so. In the meantime I'm fencing off trees that are to be kept and cutting some more that have to go.
     

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    Now dozer man is giving off an extreme impression of not wanting this job having had it sprayed off.

    back in the spring the first man that came and looked at the job advised me to buy a dozer and do it myself. I laughed at the time but I wish I'd listened to him now.


    If I pushed the mounds and the sod into the drains with a loader (not the 4600 obviously) and got the field disced I wonder would I be as far along
     
  4. Mike

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    A good man with a track machine for a few days would surely do a lot?
    After all, it doesnt have to be like a lawn
     
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  5. JohnBoy

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    Digger man said it was a job for a dozer, getting sick sh*t of the lot of them at this stage :(
     
  6. Mike

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    I'd forget about the dozer and find a different digger man, most of them cant be overly busy at this time of year
    Seems like a handy number to me
     
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    A grading bucket and a good operator would surely be the best way of doing it. He could put the soil back , as in sort it a bit.
    As Mike says , it would fill in a few days this time of year when not.much happening.
     
  8. kverneland es 80

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    Which locals did you ask john
     
  9. JohnBoy

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    What a difference a day makes. We had a talk last night and he just rang now to say he'll be there tomorrow!
     
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    this saga slowly but surely rumbles on. The dozer man came last november, after the driest year in god knows how long he arrived the day the weather broke for the frickin winter.

    They finally came back yesterday, have more than half it done, but the bit they did in November he probably should have walked away from sooner than he did cos he kinda made porridge of part of it. they're gonna run a drain out of that spot, but what was done yesterday could nearly be sown. it'll get a run or two of a disc and then set the grass. SWS are lined up to plant the agroforestry from cold stored trees in the next few weeks, finally all coming together.

    looks terrible in the pics, light was fading, but I'm well happy with it in person.
     

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    Haven't updated this......

    Following on from above things went slightly south...... the first field was fine but the second one went to sh*t on them. They came to the conclusion that some of the old land drains got destroyed when the forestry boys buried the ash trees.

    They had to scrape off the soil in a stretch across the field to be able to work on putting in a new drain. The part of the field they had done last year ended up having to be redone with the digger, bucket by bucket.

    But they left the place in great shape, drains cleaned, repiped two culverts too.

    SWS didn't have the trees they thought they did so the pressure is off for replanting which is good because the ground needed time to dry after the drainage and our contractor wont seed it till we pick the stones (rocks mostly) got 10-12 tonnes off 2 acres yesterday.
     

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    Theres another 3 acres in the other field. A small corner is still a bit damp. 1 acre's not very stony at all but ufortunately there's 2 acres that look more quarry than field.

    @Bog Man you're the master stone picker, do you do contract work :scratchhead:
     

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    Second photo in your last post is a clear line of a box drain anyway!

    Looks like very tidy work there by the latest contractor :Thumbp2:

    Your daughter in the first set of photos has the look "Dad you should be picking stones not taking photos!!":lol:
     

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