Lollipop Lilies Karen Stoke Badgers at Denbury Vicky Air Ambulance…

July 9, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

Lollipop Lilies. Karen Stoke.

Badgers at Denbury, Vicky.

Air Ambulance ,they are always coming over my house as I am sandwiched in between two hospitals. I ran like the clappers to get these shots. I would love to go in a helicopter but not this one thank you very much. They do a fantastic job. The miserable man who lands them from the ground. would not let me any closer , but the people in the thing would have, we had some of the village kids with us so I called him a miserable bugger ! to the delight of the pilot and the two ladies who were with him. Karen. Stoke.

The Woodpecker was sent to me by Lynne. I asked her for a good Woodpecker photograph for the flash header of our website. Lynne sent in a few for me to choose from. This is one of them. The one I have chosen for the header will be put on soon.

The last picture was taken from the third story balcony of Saint Stanislaus College Located next door to Our Lady of the Gulf church in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi on the

morning of August 29th, 2005. This is believed to be the initial tidal wave from Hurricane Katrina. The tidal wave was approximately 35 to 40 feet high. When it slammed into the beach front communities of Bay Saint Louis and Waveland Mississippi to completely destroy 99% of every structure along the beach for 9 miles and over a mile inland. The destruction only started there. The flooding that continued inland destroyed the contents of all but 35 homes in these two communities of approximately 14,000 people.

I thought that you maybe interested in the NFU’s massive protest by Farmer outside the House of Commons that they said would happen this week, about the no Badger Cull decision. MP’s out numbered the protested by over 4 to 1. And they had cheek to brag about their dismal protest on their website. Most Farmer wouldn’t waste their time. Below it is a story from Elaine.

The NFU’s top officeholders, Peter Kendall, Meurig Raymond and Paul Temple, have led over 150 farmers in a protest outside the House of Commons today over yesterday’s decision by the Secretary of State not to cull badgers in the fight against bovine TB.

Members, their families and even two cattle from a farm in Uxbridge rallied outside Defra’s office in Smith Square and then moved on to the Old Palace Yard outside Parliament where they were joined by around eight MPs.

Members of the assembled press were then invited to interview the 28 farmers representing every thousand head of cattle culled during 2007 due to bovine TB. Journalists from The Times, Farmers’ Weekly, Farmers’ Guardian, PA, the BBC, Sky News and ITV Central News were there to cover the demo.

NFU President Peter Kendall made three main pledges to members:

– the NFU will withdraw from responsibility and cost sharing negotiations with the government

– the NFU will be taking legal advice about how to challenge the decision

– the NFU will be going to the European Commission to see if there is any way of challenging Defra

The Story of a Scottish Farmer. Sent in by Elaine. Elaine doesnt know if it true. Is it? What ever it is a nice story.

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

‘I want to repay you,’ said the nobleman. ‘You saved my son’s life.’

‘No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,’ the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.

‘Is that your son?’ the nobleman asked. ‘Yes,’ the farmer replied proudly.

I’ll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.’ And that he did.

Farmer Fleming’s son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman’s son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill .. His son’s name? Sir Winston Churchill.