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The trials and tribulations of an urban shearer - Tactical Ninja

Dec. 2nd, 2012

03:32 pm - The trials and tribulations of an urban shearer

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You'd think that with the way farmers in New Zealand took to the internet, and the isolation of your average rural holding, farm supply shops would have a really good online presence. It just seems.. sensible. I mean, even 40kg bags of Tux can be delivered with a weekly order or whatever.

But nope. They all expect you to go to them and buy your stuff then cart it home. They are open standard business hours and usually only Saturday morning on weekends.

This is a problem for those of us who live in Central Wellington where there aren't any farm supply shops, work full time during the week and spend most Saturdays working a second job, and need farm supplies.

Turns out I will be passing the Rural Trading Post in Pauatahanui next Saturday morning, so I'll try my luck there. Otherwise I'm about to find out if shearers have been getting ripped off for decades by being sold latex carpet glue in special little bottles for their grinder papers. If it turns out they haven't, I may never get the papers off again.

I don't know what kind of world problem to call this one.

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From:adam_0oo
Date:December 2nd, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Your mmm latex tag is MISLEADING!



But amusing.
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From:tatjna
Date:December 2nd, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
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i have no idea what you're talking about




*whistles*
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From:t_c_da
Date:December 2nd, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Is the Upper Hutt Produce store of any use to you? We could arrange for $WIFE to collect items and then I can transport them in to town (maybe pass them to Tash even) for you...

Or are your needs not amenable to such a process?
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From:tatjna
Date:December 2nd, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to try the Trading Post at Pauatahanui which I will be passing this weekend and which is apparently open, but if that fails I would really appreciate the help. Thank you!
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From:pundigrion
Date:December 4th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
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I was just cursing this the other when considering switching chicken feeds. We buy direct from a mill, but there is another closer. Their feed store has a website, but gives no info on their chicken feeds. I wanted to compare ingredients without having to call them or drive around a ton! Old mill it is!
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