BY ANNA BOWEN
No really, you should.
- Chances are she can use a gun, whether its for game, vermin or clays. Only issue is that she may shoot straighter than you…
- Big machines won’t phase her.
- Nor will going fast on a quad bike with limited safety considerations.
- After a lifetime with a horse between her legs she has thighs of steel and a remarkable rising trot. Hee hee.
- Summer is for harvest, which means she’s unlikely to demand a holiday beyond a week’s skiing after Christmas.
- Cooking is a craft passed from mother to daughter. You will get fat.
- On a similar note she has been well- nourished and prepped for bearing sons. Read: child- bearing sons.
- No amount of education will drill out of her the importance of producing a male heir.
- Similarly she has a good understanding of inheritance and primogeniture.
- Anyone who has grown up on a livestock farm will be completely unfazed by blood and other gross things.
- The in-laws will live somewhere rural and scenic, ideal for a break…
- …Or dumping your children when they get too much and you fancy a few days in the remote Highlands.
- Multi- tasking is a prime skill.
- Calm in a crisis.
- She can do amazing things with baler twine.
- She can probably lift more than you.
- Farmer’s daughters always look good. Just take a look at the Queen of the crop- the Duchess of Rutland, who grew up on a farm in the Welsh borders.
- She will never complain about things like getting her hair wet or her shoes muddy.
- Invites to crazy YFC parties and random barn dances.
- Oh and hunt balls.
- Homemade liquors and cordials etc. Even if her grandmother made them.
- Brothers who will join you on a shoot.
- And take you out in a tractor if that floats your boat.
- She will like dogs.
- And believe that cats should stay outdoors.