Friday, November 18, 2005

Tips from the country folk

Just to counterbalance the technogeekery of my last posting, I thought I would keep you all up to date with the wonderful things I am learning about life in the country.

Jan & Sandra and Vince & Rose (the rest of the FatherHeart crew) popped round for drinkies yesterday and a most intriguing conversation ensued.

Jan (male, pron 'Yan') started by asking me a serious question.

"Adele, didn't you ever warm your feet up in a nice warm cowpat, when you were a girl?"

Follow up question.

"So you didn't grow up in the country then?"

Er, no.

From that wonderful launching pat, I learned the following tips for country living.

1) If you tickle a pig's underbelly it will fall over. (cos it loves it so much it just swoons with delight)

2) If you're ever caught short in the fields somewhere without a handy loo roll, a dock leaf makes a pleasant alternative.
(don't get nettles by mistake)

3)It's quite easy to push a cow over. If you line then up you can push the first one over and then create a sort of domino effect.

Homework: dash out to the nearest countryside and try at least two out of the three.

Ok, Torontonians are exempt seeing as if you go outside at the moment it will take more than a steaming cowpat to revive you.


Blogger Linda Hope said...

AHHH, i just wanted to comment so that i could be the first...hhaaa!!

Ok, now to reading the actual blog post...



9:38 PM  
Blogger Linda Hope said...

I could use a nice warm cow pad just about now...

It's begun to snow, and my bones tremble at the though of another canadian winter...even cow poo is more bearable!!


9:41 PM  
Anonymous shannon said...

much hilarity erupting from this side of the globe. do your NZ friends know you AT ALL?! can they not tell from the fabulousness of -and i'm just picking something at random here- your hair that there's no way IN HECK that you grew up in the country?!

Of course, no one can tell just by looking at me that I used to be in the army. riiiight?

p.s. and how hilarious are you o/c cho? bwa hahahah!

3:23 AM  
Blogger Adele Richards said...

Can I just say's great to have you back Shannon!
(p.s my hair at the moment more like a haystack than city chic....whatever you do don't tell Ernesto)

7:48 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Way to go Adele! Love the blog.


10:17 PM  
Blogger A.J. said...

WARNING: Cow tipping it not at easy as it seems. You have to take a good run at is and hit them hard and dead centre to get them over in a oner! It easier if you run with another friend and push together.

Oh ummm... not that I have ever been cow tipping of course... it's very mean!

Oh and another small warning: make sure it's a cow and not a bull, and make sure it's sleeping and not waiting for random teenagers to come into it's field so it can chase you down and force to to jump over a fence at break neck speeds almost breaking several bones.... Oh not that it's ever happened to me .... it was a friend of a friends cousin who shared that amusing story!


10:52 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

love you too sugar lips. x x

9:32 AM  
Blogger Vernie said...

I grew up in the country, where it was condidered 'not a good thing' to be stepping in such things!

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Lynley said...

I'm sorry but you won't make it into the club of "true kiwi's"...until you have run around a paddock, grabbed a baby lamb and cut off it's tail. This experience marked my transition into adult hood (and the Allan family).

3:06 AM  

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