Friday, January 20, 2006

Wannabe Hobby Farmers!

I have just finished dropping a block of 'firewood trees' The trick with a firewood block is you cut the trees down when they are relatively young ESPECIALLY then they are fricken Gums!

You don't leave them in until the bastards are 600mm across! When they are 150-250 mm in diameter, they are easy to cut up into two metre lengths and put through a firewood saw.

When they are the same size as the main guns on the friggin Bismark, they have to be cut up with a chainsaw and split. This is much harder work and cuts into my drinking time.

It wasn't so bad in the days when I had two working hands.

These bloody townies that come out here buying lifestyle blocks are creating a lot of local work- that is the up-side. Fixing their damn fool mistakes usually.

Generally thay aren't too bad, just green as grass. After a very short time, they discover that a ride-on mower doesn't last long topping 10 hectares, small flocks of sheep(and most animals) cost more than they are worth and that the fences that looked fine when they brought the place are, in fact, crap.

Then there are the other type. They complian about cow shit on the road- a gravel road FFS!, rabbit shooting, milkshed lights and noise, the smell of silage...



Kiwi Bloke said...

You should make a bit of extra money as a professional objector for subdivision consents. Not from objecting but rather to not object! That would make the life of new planner at the South Wairarapa District Council's life so much more enjoyable! :P

Oswald Bastable said...

Yep, some bastards that complain get bit on the arse when suddenly they need to get a consent for something...