Xmas,to Treat or not to Treat

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Xmas,to Treat or not to Treat

Post by salford44 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:33 pm

Its getting close to that time of year now,and whilst shopping with the Missus the other day I said I will be stocking up on the wine and beers for the Farmers Xmas boxes.She says to me,"Your daft,I bet nobody else treats their Farmers at Xmas!".So good people,do you or don't you buy your Farmers a drink or two for Xmas?? Look forward to your replies and hope to prove to my Missus I am not as daft as I look =)) Cheers All.


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Re: Xmas,to Treat or not to Treat

Post by fred » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:47 pm

Of course we do. Can't hurt can it! :D
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Post by diggerdave1 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:52 pm

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Post by arfur_sleep » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:59 pm

I have three permissions with different farmers and they all get wine, biscuits, a card and choccies for the wife. Well worth the investment because without their permission, I couldn't have this hobby ::g

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Post by cantona1 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:07 pm

Definitely, they get a couple of bottles of wine and my thanks for another year's priceless entertainment. :D

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Post by salford44 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:15 pm

I also have 3 permissions and will be treating all the Farmers to drinks and/or chocs and biscuits depending on said Farmers liking,as you say,without their generosity there is no Hobby for us.
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Re: Xmas,to Treat or not to Treat

Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:46 pm

Although I have no permissions, I have always in the past, given each landowner/farmer a bottle of whisky suitably accompanied by a box of chocs for the lady. As I have invariably made pals with their dogs, there's a box of 'Bonios' as well - yes I'm a very very doggy person ::g.

Fortunately, I've never met a 'Scrooge' detectorist but I am now aware of their existence. ::g
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm

Absoflippinlutely :-*

Land round here is about £10k an acre. I’m lucky enough to have farmers who let me detect on a few million pounds of their land for no cost. A few bottles of very good wine are absolutely in order for my best permission and the others don’t get ignored either.
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Post by diggerdave1 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:12 pm

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Post by Macroman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:25 pm

YEP !!...I always have done and always will...the farmers and their wives take me on trust to obey all that's required as a metal dectorist...the least that I can do is show my appreciation by giving them a bottle of whiskey for the farmer...and either a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers for his wife,as I have two permissions so it's times two.
I still maintain that this is a very small price to pay for a years detecting ..oh plus I give them all of my finds.for them to keep if they want them, after all they belong to them don't they ?but normally they hand them back after a while once they have had a good look at them.
Hope this helps, thanks for reading..and as always... Good hunting..👍

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Post by The caretaker » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:17 am

Always to show my appreciation for him letting me do the hobby I love [:)
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Post by Junior » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:17 am

Buy them a drink.....you are lucky u have land to go on ....no land to go on now so .....rally £13...4 gallon diesel £25....m&s sarnys £12....wear and tear on vechile 180m round trip ????..... £50 per trip plus 3hrs of time..and usually nowt to show for it .. ::g

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Post by targets » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:20 am

not without some + vibes from the gent
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Post by skythepig » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:13 pm

Some nice bottles of Port all round for my farmers. One keeps the bottle in the grandfather clock for 12 months and swaps it each year I give him a new bottle, then drinks the older one. He has done this for the past 5 or 6 years.
It's not a lot of effort or expense for 12 months of detecting enjoyment. ::g
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Re: Xmas,to Treat or not to Treat

Post by FUBAR » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:22 pm

You do right, but dont go over the top. Your land owners are usually well off, although many will tell you different ;) . They will appreciate a bottle of wine and a xmas card. ::g

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Post by SuperRed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:40 pm

It is absolutely the right thing to do. I get a hamper for my 'main' landowner and her husband. Neither of them drink, but he is addicted to shortbread and jams. I am the original Grinch - we have a sign hanging on the front door which says "A lovely lady and a grumpy old man live here". but it is the least I can do to say 'thank you' for the stuff that I have found on their land over the year. They are not the least bit interested in my finds and they had always refused requests from others in the past. You can't put a price on that!

I get my other landowners a bottle and a card. Factor it out over a year and it is great value and a decent gesture.

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Post by Saki » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:53 pm

Put it this way... what does it cost to "Follow" a football team, week in week out. Or What does it cost to go to the pub for a weekend. How many people spend a fortune in "The Bookies".

We are getting an entertaining time, on a few batteries and the fuel to get to and from the permission. Hrs, days, weeks of this resource.

A few bottles of vino for your time spent on someones land is pennies and worth every penny for you, mentally and physically. You cannot beat getting and spending time outdoors :D

Do what I do, =)) threaten to your wife that you are going to start following the local Football team -=+:-P with a flurry n the bookies and a weekend spent in the pub. rl; h;@
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Post by Saffron » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 pm

Certainly, a bottle of good wine and card for a years detecting would cost about the same as for a single day at a rally. My owners always get them.

SS47 is now my hero also taking a box of 'Bonios' for the dog. ::g ::g

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Edit: And I am normally a "Bah Humbug" to Christmas person.

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Post by SuperRed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:40 pm

Saffron wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 pm

Edit: And I am normally a "Bah Humbug" to Christmas person.
Lol... a less than welcome interruption to the digging Evan! ::g
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Post by SuperRed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:05 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:46 pm
As I have invariably made pals with their dogs, there's a box of 'Bonios' as well - yes I'm a very very doggy person ::g.

Regards ss47

Very pleased to hear it ss47... and just for you (in case you have any treats spare), three of the ladies in my life :D
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Re: Xmas,to Treat or not to Treat

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:36 pm

Three 'Borders' - Those ladies are enough to warm any heart l;. Cheers Brad.

And after that heartwarming diversion, I'm pleased to report, we are fairly and squarely
back 'on topic '::g ss47 8-|
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Re: Xmas,to Treat or not to Treat

Post by thefiggis » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:10 pm

Why wouldn't you express your appreciation :-/

When, after the first season's detecting, I knocked on the door of one landowner and handed over scotch, chocs and flowers she said, "Thank you so much, but why did you do that?" My reply was, "Because you allowed me to do this," (pointing at the fields) "You didn't have to do that, but because you did, I have to do this."

It's simple manners. courtesy and an expression of gratitude. If you haven't done it then I think you need to ask yourself some very serious questions.
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Re: Xmas,to Treat or not to Treat

Post by saff » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:43 pm

I asked the farmers son if his father would enjoy a bottle of Jack Daniels and he replied "Too right" "and what about your Mother" I enquired.
" Anything alcoholic" was his response. I've all ways seen her in a different light now.

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