We are not necessarily aware of the time, let alone the date, down on the farm. So when it was drawn to our attention that yesterday was April Fool’s Day, the Insect Outrage visited on the hapless Proprietor, working quietly away in the Riesling Block, suddenly made sense.
Bryan Brown, Thespian of Sydney, and a man who claims to have expertise in Matters Rural, postulates that the rogue wasp, tangled in the Proprietor’s hair, was pretending to be a blow fly. A ruse that the innocent Proprietor fell for, and tried to whack it in the standard fly-whack manner. When the wasp unleashed a barrage of vicious stings on the old fellow’s head in retaliation, the Proprietor became not only an April Fool, but a very sore and grumpy Fool at that.
The wasp incidentally was fine.
It makes a sort of cruel sense.
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Expires 24th August 2025