Residents of the “hinterland” stapled a letter expressing their disdain for the fertilization of the surrounding fields, in particular the impact it would have on an impending birthday party in the garden. Images of the letter – believed to be in Cornwall’s Marazion area – were posted to social media where they quickly drew widespread comment.
Sharing the image on their Facebook page, Cornish nationalist campaign group Kernow Matters to Us wrote: “When we saw this we understandably took pity on the farmer.
“He lived in Cornwall his entire life, just like his ancestors, and they worked the land and maintained the food chain through wind or weather, dry or rainy, hot or cold.
“Then the new residents move in.
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“Please don’t spray this field in this heat wave or I’ll have to ask the Environment Agency to take care of it. “
Kernow Matters to Us post continued, “Since we discussed this in our group, we have received other similar reports.
“A person who had raised chickens for 40 years (was) the subject of noise complaints from newcomers.
He continued to ask when will “outsiders” realize that Cornwall would be in a “sorry state” without farmers, fishermen and food producers.
More than 600 people have since rallied around the farming family – believed to be based in West Cornwall – on the page.
Comments included “must this be a joke?” And, “maybe talking to the farmer in question might have gotten better results.”
“The ignorance of some of these people is more than stupid. Oh and to the farmer, thank you for all your hard work to feed us. “
Karen Tanner added, “Tell me when you plan to spread. I’m going to get a big group together and cheer you on as you do it.
“Our farmers are our unsung heroes. These idiots would soon be complaining if there was no food in the stores, or maybe they think Harry Potter waves his wand and he appears?
“The arrogance of some people. “
Clare Bliss said: “Why buy a house next to fields and farms, surely they are smart enough to know there is going to be smells and work late at night. “