Ming was still in nappies when the dairy industry here was toppled by deregulation.
We were just one of hundreds of families affected by this and, without going into the politics, let me just say that it was devastating.
Previous to this, Anthony was a workaholic dairyfarmer (to me, those terms are synonymous.)
It was around this time that Ants was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had to have two operations. Our dairy days were over.
Ming never saw Ants in his prime, never saw Ants working, so he will never know the Anthony I knew.
And yet – and this is wonderful! – Ming is now milking for our beautiful neighbours and has been offered a full-time job as of July.
Like father, like son!