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  1. Goanna

    Rubber Trees

    We have family cutting the other farms. Nothing but trouble. This one is 15km away, and that is why we use others. I go to check almost every day, because I love the cool ride on the bike. Just lucky to catch them out today. I have a RE 500. A plonker, which suits me fine. The yield has only gone up this year, so we will just clamp down on it straight away. Cheers mate.
  2. Goanna

    Rubber Trees

    Thanks for the quick response. I will take the wife to deal with it after the sale. Otherwise, they take very good care of the farm. They clear out all of the fallen branches, and in general keep the place very tidy. Husband and wife team. Not related luckily. Hopefully a warning will suffice. They should have asked permission to do this in the first place. Thanks again.
  3. Goanna

    Rubber Trees

    We have a 9 rai farm with 600 x RRIM 600 trees. The tappers say the bark is hard to cut, and the production appears to be low. Also, there is quite a bit of bark cracking. The trees have been cut now four years, so are probably 10 years old or so. People are telling us that the condition of the trees is due to previous cutters using the growth regulator ETHEPHON. This is concerning, as I just discovered today that the cutters on our other farm of 14 rai, are using it on those trees. Last season was the first cut, and the trees are very clean and healthy. Some friends have suspected this, as they say production is too high. It returns 420kg/ 9 day cycle for the 800 opened trees. I have not confronted the cutters yet, as I just saw it today, but tomorrow they will cut and sell, and I will talk to them then. Last year, averaged 350 odd kg. I have researched this till the cows come home, and buggered if I can find anything on the net about the effect on trees. All sites suggest no problem. Have any of you guys any experience with this?
  4. Goanna

    Domestic violence in Thailand advice

    Just flipped from page 1 to 5. Smack the bitch. Only thing they understand. Show the <deleted> who is boss. Otherwise, she will never respect you. You know this.
  5. So...accuse him? Check if you have one iota of intelligence please. Then try again. No one should live in fear bud. No one.
  6. Goanna

    Street fighting !!!

    Had a big stoush, started in the hotel lobby when they tried to steal my money. I got slashed up there with a blade that I didn't see. Place looked like a <deleted> abottoir when went back with the cops. Anyway, fight spilled out on tbe street. Couple mocy taxi got involved, got dealt with fairly quickly, endwd up in a stale mate until the cops come. All parties to Pattaya police station, review their cctv footage, and the <deleted> told to give me my money back by the cops. Stupid people. Show police footage of themselves attacking me. Pfft. Not everyone has the physical ability to stand up for themselves, but as we get older, we need to maybe slow down a bit.
  7. Things don't always stay the same. We had a group of young yaba freaks living between us and the village, which is a km away. They even shot our big son with a bb gun as he rode past their place. I was away at work at the time. Even later, the kids were too scared togo past alone, so I had to escort them. One day they just left. I don't know if to work, to jail, or where. Occasionally we see one or two. 3 years since then, and I couln't ask for a better place to live. I hope your area changes Colin. A waste of time moving to somewhere with other problems maybe. Cheers bud.
  8. Goanna

    Chong Jom Vs Chong sa Ngam border crossing

    Yes, most likely the red eyed Greater Coucal. I live very near Chong Sangnam, and there are many about. They have a distinctive call. I thought it was Gibbons calling, but wife said nok. Just did a search, and there you have it. Mostly you would see them rising at the side of rhe road as you drive past.
  9. Goanna

    Chong Jom Vs Chong sa Ngam border crossing

    Rooster. 555.
  10. Goanna

    Video of building my modern style house in Sisaket

    Probably is mate. It was only one Danish guy told me that, and I thought, well, it is Thailand. Never had anything to do with these tiles before. But we use bore for household anyway, and drink bottled. Saved a bit on guttering. Haha. Cheers mate.
  11. Are you shitting me? I pay ten baht to fill in the form and get some photocopy, because 300km is a fing long way, and I couldn't be bothered rooting around. Pattaya must be spoiling some people. 3rd time. Peace of mind bud.
  12. 2 weeks ago still the same. But as usual, I dropped in to the shop across the road from the consulate for them to check my papers. Had to make me another copy, 10 baht for peace of mind. Too easy.
  13. Goanna

    Video of building my modern style house in Sisaket

    Not in Aus. This is Thailand mate. They make them here. Have you not heard of anything shonky around here? It would not surprize me at all. But it's only heresay all the same. l'll stick with bottled anyway. Leo bottled.