Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Zack Dingle Rides Again ...

A Multiple Choice Paper recently completed by Michael Blanche:
Qu. 1.  Both your cars die in the same week ... both will cost £2,000 each to fix ... you have less than that in the bank ... its 3 weeks before lambing and you have 750 sheep to shift off your old grazings.  Do you: 

a) Adapt
b) Innovate
c) Overcome
Answer - Adapt.  Buy a van for £700. Immediately acquire the nickname Zak Dingle from your neighbours.  Order a shiny red Hilux on contract hire which you probably can’t afford but as it takes 4 months to arrive the cool thing is you don’t have to think about it yet.

The Van ... hardcore!

Qu. 2.  You have purchased this “totally awesome” auto-drafter and have lots of stuff on a computer thingy relating to each sheep’s EID number.  If you don’t manage to link the ewe to her lambs, half the point of recording for genetic gain is lost.  You have always numbered your sheep before lambing with spray paint which by the time they lamb you can never read.  You get tired very easily and catching ewes, outside is beyond you.  Do you:

a) Adapt
b) Innovate
c) Overcome

Answer - Innovate.  Copy Lynton Arney - the nice man with the nice Border Leicesters from Oz - and make up neck tags using hi-viz tags and bungee cord that you can use next year too.  Be too concerned about choking sheep and make cord far too long. Go round picking most of tags up that fell off as soon as sheep stooped to graze.

If you look closely enough you might see a tag round its neck

Qu. 3.  You are desperate for grass and you get 180 acres of this:

Spot the ryegrass plant competition

Do you:

a) Adapt
b) Innovate
c) Overcome
Answer - I have no idea.  I’ll get back to you.

3 comments:

nevil said...

you missed the sell the sheep option again Michael.

Rona Amiss said...

oops spot the deliberate mistake again!

Westy said...

Overcome... ...buy a very, very heavy duty topper and keep yourself busy for a few weeks!!