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Old 20-03-2018, 07:00 PM
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Bloke I used to work with was asked to bury the pet rabbit - but he just wanged it over the wall into the field - next morning sat having breakfast with kids to see dog eating it on the lawn

Maybe 10 years ago I was asked to dig a hole for local council - dig a decent size hole and we will ring you when its to backfill? when I went back it appeared to have been a stray dog roundup operation
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Old 21-03-2018, 12:38 AM
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Dug a large-ish hole, for one of the neighbour's pet sheep, a few years back with Jake ..... 'twere A BIG sheep too

Been half expecting a few more recently .... They'm all getting well long in the tooth now and they've got over a dozen of 'em
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Old 21-03-2018, 10:50 AM
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Dug a hamster grave before. No machine nessecary!
My grandson did one last year for his pet goldfish
Had to show him how to hand dig a nice hole
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Old 21-03-2018, 10:55 AM
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Bloke I used to work with was asked to bury the pet rabbit - but he just wanged it over the wall into the field - next morning sat having breakfast with kids to see dog eating it on the lawn

Maybe 10 years ago I was asked to dig a hole for local council - dig a decent size hole and we will ring you when its to backfill? when I went back it appeared to have been a stray dog roundup operation
Ha ha
A few years ago I went off to work having shot a rat which crawled off to die
Later that day it crawled across the lawn with its guts hanging out....
....as my wife was having tea on the lawn with the ladies
She finished it off with the 410
The ladies have a new respect for SWMBO
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Old 21-03-2018, 10:58 AM
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Dug a large-ish hole, for one of the neighbour's pet sheep, a few years back with Jake ..... 'twere A BIG sheep too

Been half expecting a few more recently .... They'm all getting well long in the tooth now and they've got over a dozen of 'em
Yep itís a fact of country life
A few years ago helped a neighbour bury his sheep after a dog savaged it
Before I had the mini so had to hand ball it
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Isn't there loads of red tape regarding burying people willy nilly?
Subject to Environment Agency approval you can be buried in your own garden or land but it won't do much good for the value of the house when you come to sell it. A local man was buried in one of his fields only a couple of years ago.

On a lighter note, when I was a pre-college student on a farm the shepherd and his mate used to chuckle about my predecessor who when sent to a remote field to bury a sheep, lifted the turves, laid the sheep in a shallow grave and replaced the turves over it leaving a pronounced hump. When asked why he hadn't done the job properly he apparently told them that it was a Texan burial. Been watching too many Westerns?
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Subject to Environment Agency approval you can be buried in your own garden or land but it won't do much good for the value of the house when you come to sell it. A local man was buried in one of his fields only a couple of years ago.

On a lighter note, when I was a pre-college student on a farm the shepherd and his mate used to chuckle about my predecessor who when sent to a remote field to bury a sheep, lifted the turves, laid the sheep in a shallow grave and replaced the turves over it leaving a pronounced hump. When asked why he hadn't done the job properly he apparently told them that it was a Texan burial. Been watching too many Westerns?
One of my neighbours intends to be buried in his garden to devalue his house he's obsessed about avoiding inheritance tax.
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Subject to Environment Agency approval ........chuckle about my predecessor who when sent to a remote field to bury a sheep, lifted the turves, laid the sheep in a shallow grave and replaced the turves over it leaving a pronounced hump. When asked why he hadn't done the job properly he apparently told them that it was a Texan burial. Been watching too many Westerns?
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One of my neighbours intends to be buried in his garden to devalue his house he's obsessed about avoiding inheritance tax.
LOL .... can imagine that eh
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Old 22-03-2018, 08:52 AM
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So there IS a gap in the market
Looks like Iíll have to get smarter overalls
Grandson can help make some little crosses....

Yes I am going to avoid IH ...
...give it away to family while I still have at least 7 years left in the old body
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Old 22-03-2018, 09:22 AM
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On a lighter note, when I was a pre-college student on a farm the shepherd and his mate used to chuckle about my predecessor who when sent to a remote field to bury a sheep, lifted the turves, laid the sheep in a shallow grave and replaced the turves over it leaving a pronounced hump. When asked why he hadn't done the job properly he apparently told them that it was a Texan burial. Been watching too many Westerns?
I think he meant a texel burial....
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