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Old 03.08.2010, 19:34
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Blo**y Cow Bells

Hey, I know I have come to live in Switzerland, but this is a little over the top! I live in a nice quiet village, apart from when a local farmer decides to put his two cows (with big noisy bells) in a bit of derelict ground next to our house? I believe the ground is derelict, and not owned by the farmer...does anyone know the rules as regards to cow bells...clink, clink, blo**y clonk all night!? I'm sure if i went out and clinked a bell all night someone would call the police!

Grrrr....Arg!
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Old 03.08.2010, 19:35
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Hey, I know I have come to live in Switzerland, but this is a little over the top! I live in a nice quiet village, apart from when a local farmer decides to put his two cows (with big noisy bells) in a bit of derelict ground next to our house? I believe the ground is derelict, and not owned by the farmer...does anyone know the rules as regards to cow bells...clink, clink, blo**y clonk all night!? I'm sure if i went out and clinked a bell all night someone would call the police!

Grrrr....Arg!
It's BBQ season isn't it ?

Wipe it's arse, blow it's nose and stick it on the grill.
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Old 03.08.2010, 19:37
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

Set off some fireworks, might move them away to the other end of the paddock.

Or speak to the local authorities regarding usage of the land.
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Old 03.08.2010, 19:41
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

I can totally sympathise! When we first arrived there were half a dozen goats grazing in the paddock directly underneath our flat. At first I thought 'how quaint and Heidi-esque. That enthusiasm soon wore off though as, like you, we got absolutely sick of the damn tinkling and clanging day and night. We only got some peace when they were taken off to market a few months later ...
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Old 03.08.2010, 19:53
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

I moved to Switzerland expecting peace and quiet but.. those bloody buses! I live next to two public roads but.. buses running until midnight AND night buses on the weekend.

Don't get me started about the working farm 100 meters away from us.. no animal noises but when they lay down the organic fertilizer, the stink and the flies!

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Grrrr....Arg!
I'd go about it like in the good old village fashion way of sorting things out.
You know you mention your cow bell frustration to the post man and then to the lady in the grocery store and then you tell every kid around and finally it'll get to the farmers ears ... and then ... well I don't know, those incidents always have a little different ending depending on the village you live in you know ....
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Old 03.08.2010, 19:55
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Set off some fireworks, might move them away to the other end of the paddock.

Or speak to the local authorities regarding usage of the land.
Ha...I would if the paddock (AKA Scrap of land) were big enough! I could put a banger somewhere else though!
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

Those mountains, they're blocking my view of the Med; that cheese smells worse than a bag lady's second-hand g-string, those watches never let me escape into my timeless world.... should I continue...?
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Old 03.08.2010, 20:03
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

Too many cuckoo-clock factories. I can't get a wink of sleep with all the cucko-clocks being made and going off. And the chocolate factory next door to that is pretty nasty too. I can't stand the smell of chocolate. And then the bank across the road, the gnomes count their money all night and it goes clink clink clink. Oh, and I wish they'd make a law against mowing the lawn in the night and using the washing machine. Oops ...
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Old 03.08.2010, 20:05
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should I continue...?
Perhaps my post didn't convey.. enough pith. Yours, more pithy. But perhaps someone could top it with the pithiest reply.

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Old 03.08.2010, 20:07
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

Did I read correctly that 2 (two) cows' bells are putting you in this state? Do they have amplifiers on those bells or are you just a bit... different?
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Old 03.08.2010, 20:09
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Did I read correctly that 2 (two) cows' bells are putting you in this state? Do they have amplifiers on those bells or are you just a bit... different?

They're geneticall modified super cows. See this thread:

Cloned milk in food chain
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Sorry, couldn't help it.



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Old 03.08.2010, 20:22
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

It is soothing to many ..

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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

I share your plight, Mr DarrelH. Bells are an integral part of Switzerland and moving to the city will only change their type, thanks to a network of well situated churches that make sure you are never left without a permanent ringing sound in your ears, wherever you are.

I believe there is a great scheme in this country to have every portion of land within hearing distance of a bell of some sort. It is a cultural thing.
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...does anyone know the rules as regards to cow bells...clink, clink, blo**y clonk all night!? I'm sure if i went out and clinked a bell all night someone would call the police!

Grrrr....Arg!
Two cow bells and they are driving you up the wall?

Have some sympathy for those of us who live near a church why dont you?
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Did I read correctly that 2 (two) cows' bells are putting you in this state? Do they have amplifiers on those bells or are you just a bit... different?
They're big bells...and I have good hearing!

Seriously though, isn't anyone else driven mad by bells right next to their appartment 24/7 - get woken up in the night by them etc. Why do they need bells on them anyway...it's an enclosed bit of land and can't exactly get lost (perhaps they're blind cows - or blind farmers)!

I know it's a bit of a petty thing, but this was the complaints corner!
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Old 03.08.2010, 20:53
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

Every summer I have the pleasure of either ponies (great - quiet & sweet), goats (with bells) or sheep outside my bedroom. What seems to happen is one of the sheep/goats seems to get seperated (always about 3 in the morning , starts baaaaing for the others - of course they respond - and I am awake and can't get back to sleep
It's not the bells for me - it's the baaaing..
(When I posted about this a couple of years ago - roast lamb and mint sauce was mentioned)
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Old 03.08.2010, 21:00
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Re: Blo**y Cow Bells

I think it is possible to grow accustomed to both cow and church bells (among other things), but you really have to want to.
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They're big bells...and I have good hearing!

Seriously though, isn't anyone else driven mad by bells right next to their appartment 24/7 - get woken up in the night by them etc. Why do they need bells on them anyway...it's an enclosed bit of land and can't exactly get lost (perhaps they're blind cows - or blind farmers)!

I know it's a bit of a petty thing, but this was the complaints corner!
We have cow bells nearly every night in the summer. I like them. They ring in a syncopated fashion... sort of like cow jazz.
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