Are people idiots or just blinkered??

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17 years 1 week ago #497 by maggies mum

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17 years 1 week ago #45983 by beedee
Is this following our afternoon tea conversation or the cause of it... AND yes from my days of working and running the farmyard at the A&P show(back in the 80's and how folk didnt know that hens laid eggs, or other slightly important bits and pieces.. and that IS Hamilton NZ.. where lets face it you cant leave the city without seeing sumfink with a furry coat and 4 lets...... or can you?????

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17 years 1 week ago #45984 by maggies mum
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Very topical eh! Just didnt think it would be quite so many tho eh!

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17 years 1 week ago #45990 by reggit
Sign of the times...that Jamie Oliver show about school lunches shocked me when most of the kids had no idea what the veges were, or that they were from plants, or that you grew them!!! [:0]

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17 years 1 week ago #45991 by maggies mum
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I can understand kids to a point not knowing, but adults!!

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17 years 4 days ago #46331 by Nancy F
my mum still can't get her head around where our water comes from.. she tells me to catch rain water for my plants... I have to keep reminding her that all our water is rain water...

plus... so many adults can't identify common birds... even my family who, with my interest in birds should know better, can't ID a Hawk or a Bell bird!!!! aaarrrgghhh... my kids are better than that and they are only 5 and 9!!!

there needs to be some serious re-education out there.. people are soooo out of touch with the real things in life... bet they could all tell us where to buy the best jeans or the nicest latte!!!!

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17 years 3 days ago #46347 by Llew
Way back in the 70s, a fellow from the north of England came to stay with us. He was astonished to see my mum whipping cream... he just thought whipped cream came from a spray can. Even then!

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17 years 3 days ago #46352 by llamafarma
I think there was a survey where 70+% of kids thought chips came from the freezer..........

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17 years 3 days ago #46356 by LongRidge
Nancy ...... I don't think we have hawks in NZ. We have NZ Falcons......

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17 years 3 days ago #46363 by SusanB
LR yes we do have hawks. One stormy day my mum found a young bird exhausted on the lawn and put it in the bathroom on the towel rail (as any rational person would:)). Apart from scaring the crap out of me when I got home at 1 am and it flapped at me in the dark, it coped quite well. She called bird rescue because she thought it was a falcon and they came out and took it but told us that it was actually just a tired juvenile hawk, not a falcon. I assume they would know?

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17 years 3 days ago #46365 by maggies mum
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quote:Originally posted by LongRidge

Nancy ...... I don't think we have hawks in NZ. We have NZ Falcons......

Here ya go Longridge!

www.nzbirds.com/birds/kahu.html

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17 years 3 days ago #46372 by flyingfeathers
I think sometimes people don't want to know where there food comes from anymore that and the convenience factor of picking up a packet of something or other.

We've proudly bought our kids up to know where their tea comes from, although they have put people off in the supermarket before [:I] They come out with there's a 'sheeps leg', 'ooh look there's a bit of cow !' :D

They know where all the vegies come from and constantly test each other at the dinner table of what's in their tea ! They very often help me with dinner and love omlette with fresh eggs. Although our eldest made us laugh when the chicken first laid an egg, he said 'chickens REALLY DO lay eggs mum' :D Like he didn't believe us before [:0]

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17 years 3 days ago #46373 by maggies mum
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Hahaha ff, at least they'll be able to recognise veggies in the supermarket! Unlike a young trainee in paknslave who asked me if the swede in her hand was rhubarb!

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17 years 1 day ago #46454 by Nancy F
glad we've sorted out the Hawk issue (p.s. I am a Bird Rescue centre so kind of know my birds quite well)

have to laugh at the thought of Swede crumble.. instead of rubarb crumble... yummyyy!!!! (Not!!!!)...hehehehe....

Nancy

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16 years 11 months ago #46512 by Inger
Yep Harrier Hawks are an Australasian species. The NZ Falcon is endemic (the Daughter's words)to NZ and confined to areas of the South Island. Vinyard owners are keeping them to scare away the birds that eat their grapes. Its the most organic way to do so and cheaper than miles and miles of bird netting over their vines, like we have to do in the North Island.

We visited a vineyard in Blenhiem that was part of a conservation scheme to provide an area for the endangered NZ Falcon to survive and hopefully breed one day. Their numbers were dropping alarmingly. There is a team of full-time Falcon trackers and feeders, working on increasing the numbers of Falcons in the wild. (Well, relatively wild anyway). It was quite an interesting afternoon. The owner of that vinyard also had Dexter cattle for us to see. I guess you were wondering about the connection of Falcon to our Dexter AGM. :)

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