Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about – farming replacing hunting.?

2. Which New Zealand Prime Minister was known as Farmer Bill?

3. It’s ferme in French, fattoria in Italian, granja in Spanish and pāmu in Maori, what is it in English?

4. What are Awassi, Dorper and Ryeland?

5. Do you own gumboots and if so when was the last time you wore them?

5 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Gravedodger says:

    1 Jacques Causteu, very thoughtful and pertinent but sadly the sea has no fences and therefore rape, pillage and rustling prevent far too many from performing any conservation process.
    2 Bill Massey of the Reform Party, a forerunner of National, one of our longest serving Prime Ministers and understood how we could score from trade. Sadly those who would rewrite History promote his use of farmers as special constables in overcoming port workers white anting such trade. The Term “Massey’s Cossacks” is too often his legacy in modern history.
    3 The Farm
    4 three mutton breeds with poor wool characteristics, My Favs include Poll Dorsets, Texels and Sam in any combinations.
    5 yes as no longer have the luxury of decent hobnail shod Leather boots and yet still seem to encounter conditions beyond the capabilities of the Merrils. ( bought my latest on a recent stopover in Oamaru, what a pleasure to shop in the Highstreet, friendly helpful assistants and Sat trading end was well past time when we completed a spend of nearly $500, swambo was caught up in the experience also)

  2. David Lloyd says:

    1. Jacques Cousteau
    2. William Massey
    3. Farm
    4. Sheep breeds
    5. Yes, this morning in vege patch

  3. Chris says:

    1 Jacques Yves Cousteau
    2 Massey
    3 Farm
    4 Breeds of sheep
    5 Yes. A few days ago to check the septic tank.
    I hate wearing them, and even in the wet would rather wear my hand made leather boots (made by a retired farmer in Blenheim, best boots I have ever had)which I find much more comfortable than gummies.

  4. Willdwan says:

    Don’t know the first two. Others are farm and sheep and No…only wear lace-ups – we’re pretty steep.

  5. pdm says:

    1. Pass
    2. Pass
    3. Something to do with the land or farming.
    4. .Exotic sheep. Awassis have fat broad tails.
    5. Yes – on wet days and at least once a week through winter when I put the wheelie bin out.

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