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Seasonal Horror

Look away now if you are faint of heart!

While Spring in the vineyard has much to recommend it – lambs, cherry blossom, green shoots on the vines and so on, there are inevitably things that we positively dread that come with warmer weather.

Horror 10 points if you can identify the owners of these gruesome gams.

Some people fear the onset of allergies for instance. Hay fever can be a springtime curse. But here at Redbank, we know the balloon has gone up for a more clement season when an even more shudder-inducing event takes place ... <muffled screams>.

Yes folks, the first day of spring at Two Paddocks is marked by the ghastly business of Shorts Day – the grizzly first appearance of legs that have not seen the sun for about five months. No warning is given, no discussion is entered into -- as if by magic, something akin to the Migration of Birds. One day the boys just arrive simultaneously dressed in short trousers.

Animals flee across paddocks, women run sobbing to the washrooms – it's pandemonium. We publish the evidence as a public service and we apologize if this puts you off your breakfast.

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Central Otago
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