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by webweaver
25 Jan 2019, 18:28
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 31485

Re: Animal stockades

I wouldn't believe everything you read online! I would like to hear what other agricultural historians think, as this is not within my expertise, but a) how would the stock get in and out of a hawthorn stockade? b) wouldn't shepherds, dogs, hurdles, etc be more effective? and c) perhaps if it was a ...
by webweaver
22 Jan 2019, 08:23
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Animal stockades
Replies: 13
Views: 31485

Re: Animal stockades

Hi Kellyj I'm sorry I did not approve your topic post sooner! (I have to have post-approval switched on for new members to prevent spam being posted, but I don't receive notifications about the approvals.) I can add my tuppence-worth: I am sure animal stockades would have been made out of hawthorns,...
by webweaver
08 Jan 2019, 22:23
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Shire Horse stud farms
Replies: 2
Views: 12634

Re: Shire Horse stud farms

I have a reply from Yvonne Hatch, who says she is 'not sure if “purpose-built, single-phase farm complexes for the breeding of Shire Horses….etc….” means a dedicated heavy horse breeding stud on farm land. Most of the major heavy horse studs in the UK were based on the great estates, and I would bel...
by webweaver
27 Nov 2018, 20:35
Forum: Read this first
Topic: How will I know when someone replies?
Replies: 2
Views: 81247

Re: How will I know when someone replies?

You can either subscribe to the topic. Or - even better - subscribe to the whole discussion forum. I.e Agricultural History. There is a checkbox down at the bottom of the main page.
Webweaver
by webweaver
22 Nov 2018, 13:01
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 'The best idea we ever had'
Replies: 2
Views: 16011

Re: 'The best idea we ever had'

Thanks, Nutmeg!
by webweaver
21 Nov 2018, 17:22
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: 'The best idea we ever had'
Replies: 2
Views: 16011

'The best idea we ever had'

"National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst." Apparently this was said or written by Wallace Stegner in 1983. It's been picked up as a slogan by the US National Parks (not surprisingly). Does anyone know...
by webweaver
21 Nov 2018, 17:11
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Spede the Plough and Farmers Arms pottery
Replies: 0
Views: 33893

Spede the Plough and Farmers Arms pottery

I am posting on behalf of Peter, who is trying to determine what stimulated English potteries to market jugs and mugs decorated with rhymes such as 'God Spede the Plough' and farming implements so widely in the 19th Century. 'God Spede the Plough' is the name of a 16th Century manuscript poem which ...
by webweaver
28 Aug 2018, 16:12
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: A building referred to as a Buck House
Replies: 6
Views: 37994

Re: A building referred to as a Buck House

Brendan, it might be useful to say which part of the British Isles your Buck House references come from.
Webweaver
by webweaver
24 May 2018, 08:45
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign
Replies: 2
Views: 23129

Re: Question about an AGRICULTURAL SERVANTS OFFICE sign

Thanks! I have alerted the person who originally asked the question.
C.
by webweaver
16 Apr 2018, 10:39
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: calf rearing
Replies: 1
Views: 49241

Re: calf rearing

Hi Judi The best place to post this question would be in the Agricultural History forum, but I have left it here because one answer might be for you to sign up for LIBRAL, our LIBrary of Rural and Agricultural History. I searched there for calves and got over 4000 hits; beef got over 2000 hits, so y...