Would you consider a trip to the mart as an ideal date? Are wellies an acceptable gift for the day in question? That’s Farming Journalist Catherina Cunnane takes a look at ways you can tell that you're a farmer on Valentine's Day.
- You know today is February 14th because your favourite cow of the herd is due to calf.
The little red circle beside February 14th denotes the due date of your four-legged star in question, with no mention of St. Valentine's Day; it just happens to be a coincidence, we guess!
- A five-star hotel isn’t on your agenda tonight because of the Lambing and Calving season.
Swapping the five-star wining and dining experience for a night calving your five-star heifer/ hogget becomes the reality!
- A pair of wellies is deemed as an acceptable gift on this very special day.
The extra helping hand comes in very handy when doing a spot of herding. Calves and Lambs may be gifted by the more ‘loved-up’ farmers.
- You realise that you haven’t purchased a card or a present yet, so you take a quick trip into town.
When you’re going to collect an injection from the vet’s office that is! – Kill two birds with one stone. Doing thing the very last minute… typical farmer?
- Your ideal way of marking this day involves a trip to the mart.
- You promise your significant other that you’ll plan a holiday for May/June!
If it is not possible to leave the yard today, you will use the above excuse and notify your better half about the annual herd test and silage season closer to the summer.
- You embrace your farm-related chat-up lines for the day that is in it!
Road frontage, €uro-stars… everything gets thrown into the mix!