Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gettin’ the job done...

Because this is a rural area, many of the businesses that advertise in the newspapers and on the radio are selling products of interest to farmers, most of whom raise beef cattle or have dairy operations, and other rural hobbyists who have some land and keep horses, or a few pigs, or sheep, or goats or...whatever....

Most of the time I just ignore these advertisements in the newspaper, but it is a little harder to ignore them on the radio, especially when the advertisement for Hirshfield Farm Supply is broadcast. The jingle in that one sets off a persistent earworm that is very hard to get rid of. I always try to make sure I am not listening to the classic rock station when it comes time for that particular ad to be broadcast.

I saw this one in a dairy supplement that came with the newspaper. It cracked me up. It is for some sort of monitor that the farmer can put on the cow to well.... keep tabs on her.... and him....



I couldn't resist the urge to cut it out and keep it for posterity. It has been taped to the wall by the bedroom since 1999. I immediately thought of Donna, who has been having trouble getting her Jersey cow bred. She (the cow, not Donna) spent some time with the bull, so now they will have to wait and see.

4 comments:

Tami said...

Funny....just the kind of thing I would have kept!

Rad said...

I may just subscribe to this newspaper, do they deliver to NY :) that was hilarious

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hey Thanks for the comment on my blog today! The Lady Slippers are beautiful in June in Minnesota! Your story was lovely, it must have seemed like a magical spot with so many Lady Slippers! I can see that you have a sense of humor! at least from what I read so far! And Tami is here too! I enjoyed the post about your parents and the answering machine. It is nice to meet you! :)

Donna said...

Funny stuff, that.