YOU CAN TAKE the person out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the person.
Here are the signs you grew up near a farm:
1. Your washing always smelt slightly of slurry
If your mam didn’t roar at you to bring it in the second the scent hit the air.
2. This was the biggest cause of delay in your life
They sometimes moved over. Sometimes.
3. Followed closely by this
4. This counted as a source of entertainment
5. You weren’t allowed to have a dog, because it might ‘worry’ the sheep
6. Playing on the hay bales? SIGN ME UP.
7. When the cows broke out, it was a local emergency
GET THAT COW.
8. Midges, midges, midges
Did we mention the midges? There were midges.
9. You spent a lot of time wondering where The Bull was
Especially when taking a shortcut through the fields to your mate’s house, because it was quicker than using the road.
10. You got paid to pick up stones
GOOD: Getting money. BAD: Having to pick up stones.
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