Author Archives: Ian

About Ian

I am a New Zealand and EC citizen, living and working in Hastings in the North Island of New Zealand. On March 5th in 2004 I retired from exactly 30 years with IBM UK Ltd, working in the Hursley software development lab near Winchester in the south of England. I am now an IBM Distinguished Engineer emeritus, working to my own agenda while retaining access to my colleagues and information inside IBM.

Archived Journal

Archived Journal – January 2013

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KiwiTech YouTube videos – electric fencing

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Council Contact Re Water Consent

HBRC Kelvin Ferguson 06-835-9200 or 833-8050        

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Ewe Disposition – 26 August 2012

(* means new tag) Front One-Acre Island #604 #616 #106* #613 #705 #915 #704 #906   #717 #917   #904* #923   #911* #928   #919 #946   #922 #003   #933 #007*   #934 #019   #009 #040   … Continue reading

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Karola’s 37 Lambs Off To Progressive Meats

Sheep truck coming at 8:00am they said in a phone call last night. I planned on getting the lambs into the temporary yards at 7:45 – before the noise of the truck added to their skittishness and not so long … Continue reading

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Dynastic Sheep Decisions

I drafted out the ewe lamb keepers and stared at them long and hard as a group, comparing them with the ones left behind. They are on the whole a fairly even range and, apart from #101 and #130 who … Continue reading

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37 Lambs To The Works

Deb (Debbie McCurrach ) at Progressive Meats (06 8739204) put me through to the scheduler, Emma (Emma Rough ). Emma schedules the following week on a Thursday so this Thursday she’ll send me and the transporter e-mail saying the time … Continue reading

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Karola Ewe Lamb Grading

XHTML Header: 2011 Ewe Lamb Grading – Final – 7 Aug 12 Num KFB Top8 Mid8 Bot8 Mum Comments 101 Y Y – – 726 KEEP 106 ? ? ? ? 672 no tag Texel 107 – – – Y … Continue reading

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Long Day Of Sheep Stuff

SwimGym The sheep are out of the orchard today. No more gates to close, no more endless manure. By 9:00am I had the ewes in the yards ready for Bruce’s man Carl and was ready to help Bruce’s dad, Ian … Continue reading

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Ewes In Lamb

XHTML Header: 2012 – Ewes In-Lamb (Carl) 6 Aug 12 Ewe Timing 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 604 early ER RR RR R R 613 early ER RR R R – 616 middle ER ER ER ER – 704 early … Continue reading

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