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When not to have a birthday Welcome to the May issue of THE COUNTRY TRADER
June 1 when the birthday card is filling out the TB form
F YOU’RE farming there are arguably two terrible times to have a birthday. One is the middle of spring. It goes without saying that if your day of birth is in the middle of spring you’ll be competing with hundreds of lambs or calves also having their ‘birth-days’. And naturally they’ll win in the attention stakes every time. And, by the way, whose bright idea was it to have Father’s Day in September? The other terrible time of the year to have a birthday in the farming calendar is June 1. You’re either poking, pushing and persuading cows into stock trucks or you’re loading furniture into horse floats and packing and cleaning yourself into a frenzy as you leave one house and then clean the next house on arrival. The not-sogentle aroma of cleaning chemicals becomes your signature fragrance for the next two weeks. Farm sheds that once held novel appeal as a kind of Aladdin’s cave of all those treasures you thought you’d need one day (but didn’t) are now a Little Shop of Horrors as
you try your best to offload as much of it as you can to your mates or just chuck it all into the silage wagon trying not to think about unpacking it at the other end. Add to that, the weather. If you’re moving — stock, house, kids, pets — you can pretty much guarantee it will be windy and raining. It’s a kind of housewarming present from Mother Nature. I was unlucky enough to have a birthday on June 1, annually sharing my birthday with Marilyn Monroe and the drivers from the local trucking firm. The ‘birthday card’ consisted of filling out the TB form. And birthday dinner? Well that was a quick sprint down to the local fish and chip shop hoping I’d catch them before they closed. The flip side is that for many farmers across the country the move represents a great new opportunity to grow their farming business. So to all those farmers out there who may be moving themselves or stock this June 1, I hope it goes smoothly for you! Make sure you do your bit for good public relations and
give the motorists a friendly wave, even if they appear to have no common sense around stock whatsoever. For those not moving, keep an eye out for farmers walking their stock from one farm to another and the increased number of utes and trailers on the road. Be patient if you’re held up. If you’re not moving then please get out and welcome those new farmers into your community. A little kindness goes a long way at this time of year. And be doubly happy if you don’t have a birthday. ■
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Want to hear the weather experts’ view? Listen to Jamie Mackay’s The Country weekdays 12pm-1pm on NewstalkZB, Radio Sport or Hokonui. The MetService update is every Friday with Lisa Murray, and Phil Duncan’s Weather Watch is every Monday. You can look the show up online at the New Zealand Herald ‘Rural’ tab or go straight to the www.thecountry.co.nz Best Wishes, Nikki & the team at The Country Trader
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