Maybe this time-
A bit of a hayseed, that Neil :
I like the idea of a 9 day week.
We use a 9 on/ 5 off roster for our assistants. A 5 day "weekend" every second week. It is well-received. The extended break allows a total change of perspective for those who don't live in.
beauty of sunrise on our backs in the east facing cowsheds
That sounds like it might be a 4 bail walkthrough constructed of timber and corrugated iron, with a separator and and a cream cart.
Gotcha. 'Nuff said.
On the contrary, the absence of TV has been conducive to real communication, and enabled genuine hospitality to many international guests , who don’t seem to miss it either. Presumably they didn’t come here to Godzone to watch TV.
Come on in ; the reality is fine.
Self -righteous? ?? Maybe. Some just find it boring. Each to his own.
It’s still a free world. Mostly.
One of the all time favourites of farmer green , he not having had a TV in the house for nearly 40 years now.
Just scrap NZOA funding of TV (except Maori TV) and put the funds thereby saved into LIVE theatre ; LIVE music etc.
We might even save Downstage.
Who wants to be one degree removed anyway?
See image 28 - TV sunrise:-
farmers and foresters still work by, or at least take into account, the phases of the moon,
It is certainly a fairly small minority ; the rest just get their hay wet, or wonder why their transplants don't take readily, or why the rain didn't soak in and the tractor slid off the race.
I was going to mention it and thought to also talk of other animals having similar cycles , so that in fact it was about fertility more than anything else. When you consider that cows have a 21 day cycle , you wonder if the moon has always taken 29.5 days for that particular one of its cycles.
(The ascending/descending cycle is 27.3 days long)