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Signs you are dealing with a 'Rooter'

  • 09-12-2020 7:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭ Finty Lemon


    Horns on the weanlings
    No tags on the calves
    Tractor left ready for the hill start
    Green diesel in the jeep
    Silage in September
    Reseeding in October
    Slurry in December
    Pallets on the manholes
    Netting in the tank
    An old cow kept to feed a few calves
    Cash only
    Homeopathic cures
    Homemade remedies
    Has an invention that is really a contraption
    Cattle left out too late in autumn
    Cattle left in too late in spring
    Feeds a lot of salt
    Blames copper for everything
    Small squares
    Penstrep
    Ringworm
    Anti-vax
    Keeps the PI's
    Ignores the lame ones
    Buys stock based on colour
    Sells stock based on panic
    Never washes the trailer
    Still milking at 10 in the morning
    Still milking at 10 at night
    Asleep at the back of the meeting
    First in line for the grant


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,985 ✭✭✭ Mooooo


    Everyone is different, deal with them if you want to, don't if you don't. Grand stereotypes but nobody knows what's going on or has gone on in anyone's background so unless its affecting you why bother?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,324 ✭✭✭ kevthegaff


    Some of them are funny!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,203 ✭✭✭ JeffKenna


    Never heard of that phrase in my life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ herdquitter


    Horns on the weanlings
    No tags on the calves
    Tractor left ready for the hill start
    Green diesel in the jeep
    Silage in September
    Reseeding in October
    Slurry in December
    Pallets on the manholes
    Netting in the tank
    An old cow kept to feed a few calves
    Cash only
    Homeopathic cures
    Homemade remedies
    Has an invention that is really a contraption
    Cattle left out too late in autumn
    Cattle left in too late in spring
    Feeds a lot of salt
    Blames copper for everything
    Small squares
    Penstrep
    Ringworm
    Anti-vax
    Keeps the PI's
    Ignores the lame ones
    Buys stock based on colour
    Sells stock based on panic
    Never washes the trailer
    Still milking at 10 in the morning
    Still milking at 10 at night
    Asleep at the back of the meeting
    First in line for the grant

    Hang on there, when did we meet again? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,026 ✭✭✭ Jjameson


    I got a good laugh! I’m guilty of more than one or two points I’d say!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭ Stihl waters


    Roothalies we call them around here, the sort of lad scratching his arse all day and head off herding with a torch when it gets dark, know a couple like them alright


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,518 ✭✭✭ Say my name


    Roothalies we call them around here, the sort of lad scratching his arse all day and head off herding with a torch when it gets dark, know a couple like them alright

    That's depression.
    I'm not talking about anyone looking on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 958 ✭✭✭ ruwithme


    Some of the wealthiest & healthiest men i know tick many off them box's above op.

    Shur who wrote a rule book,only alad who never did much else.


  • Registered Users Posts: 745 ✭✭✭ Cattlepen


    To each their own and only god can judge


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,270 Mod ✭✭✭✭ K.G.


    Horns on the weanlings
    No tags on the calves
    Tractor left ready for the hill start
    Green diesel in the jeep
    Silage in September
    Reseeding in October
    Slurry in December
    Pallets on the manholes
    Netting in the tank
    An old cow kept to feed a few calves
    Cash only
    Homeopathic cures
    Homemade remedies
    Has an invention that is really a contraption
    Cattle left out too late in autumn
    Cattle left in too late in spring
    Feeds a lot of salt
    Blames copper for everything
    Small squares
    Penstrep
    Ringworm
    Anti-vax
    Keeps the PI's
    Ignores the lame ones
    Buys stock based on colour
    Sells stock based on panic
    Never washes the trailer
    Still milking at 10 in the morning
    Still milking at 10 at night
    Asleep at the back of the meeting
    First in line for the grant

    And they all have small horses


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,324 ✭✭✭ kevthegaff


    Alad said to me before if u get the name of getting up early, you can stay in bed all day


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ herdquitter


    kevthegaff wrote: »
    Alad said to me before if u get the name of getting up early, you can stay in bed all day

    There used to be a man in these parts, he'd be up before it got bright at all, mucking out a stable with a fork, barrow and a light. He'd be finishing up as we'd be walking to primary school. It wasn't until years later his nephew told me he used to go back to bed for the day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,258 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


    What's netting in the tank in reference to?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭ Jb1989


    Thargor wrote: »
    What's netting in the tank in reference to?

    The net that holds silage bales together under the plastic usually ends up in the slurry tank


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,468 ✭✭✭ patsy_mccabe


    'Ah, it will be grand.' A dead giveaway for me.

    " And on the riverbank forgotten the river's name."



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭ Finty Lemon


    ruwithme wrote: »
    Some of the wealthiest & healthiest men i know tick many off them box's above op.

    Shur who wrote a rule book,only alad who never did much else.

    Rootin' is the Cavan way


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,229 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey


    There used to be a man in these parts, he'd be up before it got bright at all, mucking out a stable with a fork, barrow and a light. He'd be finishing up as we'd be walking to primary school. It wasn't until years later his nephew told me he used to go back to bed for the day.

    Get the name of an early riser and you can stay in bed all day


  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ Captcha


    Linksys rooters used to be popular


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭ memorystick


    Putting mustard on the nipples of the belly bacon


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭ tabby aspreme


    You'd see a few people wearing rings in their noses, would that prevent them becoming rooters.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ herdquitter


    You'd see a few people wearing rings in their noses, would that prevent them becoming rooters.

    Only if they get a shot of the electric fence through it I think :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,157 ✭✭✭ Cavanjack


    Rootin' is the Cavan way

    Ah here


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,559 ✭✭✭ farawaygrass


    Dad was only telling me of two different farmers recently when he was young. One would be out very early but always would be going home by 5. He said if he was thinning beet or the like and there was only one row left at quitting time he’d leave it until the next day. He was the first to have all the seasonal work done and not under pressure.
    Another man would be heading out as it was getting dark to do the herding and not doing much during the day. Was always rushing.
    Das always said there has to be something about getting up early and stuck in. All the successful top horse racing yards are at it early


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ herdquitter


    Dad was only telling me of two different farmers recently when he was young. One would be out very early but always would be going home by 5. He said if he was thinning beet or the like and there was only one row left at quitting time he’d leave it until the next day. He was the first to have all the seasonal work done and not under pressure.
    Another man would be heading out as it was getting dark to do the herding and not doing much during the day. Was always rushing.
    Das always said there has to be something about getting up early and stuck in. All the successful top horse racing yards are at it early

    I was just thinking about that today, even these shorter days the amount of work you'll get done before noon is unreal if you have at it. Like yesterday I had to go into town, half the day wasted, by the time I got home and organised I got sfa done. But today, out the gap early and got tons done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,336 ✭✭✭ Grueller


    I was just thinking about that today, even these shorter days the amount of work you'll get done before noon is unreal if you have at it. Like yesterday I had to go into town, half the day wasted, by the time I got home and organised I got sfa done. But today, out the gap early and got tons done.

    Often see a post on here from Whelan2 at 5.45ish am. She manages to have milking and all done and able to drop kids to school. Hard to beat an early start.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,082 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Das always said there has to be something about getting up early and stuck in. All the successful top horse racing yards are at it early

    Not a farmer but I have to agree. When I was repeating my leaving I used to reckon if I didn’t have three good hours study done by 11 at the weekend the day was a waste. Three good hours for me meant 1.5, break an hour and 1.5 after that. So ya needed to be at the books at 7. In construction now if you don’t get run at the morning yer at nothing.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭ Jb1989


    Grueller wrote: »
    Often see a post on here from Whelan2 at 5.45ish am. She manages to have milking and all done and able to drop kids to school. Hard to beat an early start.

    I know in our household, there be no looking on Internet at 5,45. Phone is left alone till later in the day. Seldom need for technology at that time of the day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,817 ✭✭✭✭ whelan2


    Jb1989 wrote: »
    I know in our household, there be no looking on Internet at 5,45. Phone is left alone till later in the day. Seldom need for technology at that time of the day.

    Apologies. Everyone's life is different. Internet connection is very bad here, all banking done before 6am before I head to milk


  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭ Stihl waters


    The lad I trained with always said 10 minutes in the morning was a half an hour in the evening, he said if you'd the mixer or drill going at ten to 8 you were finished at 5, anything after 8 and you weren't out the gap until half 5 and I've seen it happen over the years where a late start of only 5 or 10 minutes has a knock on effect all day long


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭ Jb1989


    whelan2 wrote: »
    Apologies. Everyone's life is different. Internet connection is very bad here, all banking done before 6am before I head to milk

    No need to apologise at all,


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