The leftward and other blatherings of Span (now with Snaps!)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I like sheep

Unlike cows, they don't run at you. Much.

11 comments:

llew said...

Pigs run at you.

But rejoice - I have 6 sheep of varying ages to give to a good home - where do I send them?

Span said...

Sadly llew while I like sheep Ms Mara does not. And I'm one of those pathetic people who let my cat rule my life, so I'm afraid you will have to find another home for your no doubt delightful sheepies.

Sanctuary said...

I to am fond of our woolly friends. Our tasty, somewhat stupid woolly friends. Roasted or in a casserole, it doesn't matter. I like to nosh on them in anyway.

Span said...

Mmmmm lamb.

I had the best damn lamb I've ever had a few weeks ago at Lewishams on Tutanekai St in Rotovegas. Yum yum yum.

See that's an advantage sheep have over cats. Sheep not only taste good they are also socially acceptable to eat.

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jo said...

I'm not sure if that could be called an advantage! At least not for the sheep ;-)

Span said...

Curse you Sanctuary, now I can't look at this picture without thinking about mint sauce.

Good point jo. Mind you, if we couldn't eat them there'd probably be a lot less around...

A. J. Chesswas said...

As a sheep farmer I got to say they're certainly pretty cool characters, much cooler than cattle. Sheep farming is real farming...

Heine said...

Have you seen the preview for that black sheep movie Span?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-l93gltkCc

Brilliant.

nellta holdings said...

But it's fun when cows run at you.

Of course, I'm biased :p Real farmers know that bigger is better

Span said...

But it's fun when cows run at you.

I think maybe the second time might be, but the first wasn't! I suddenly realised how really very large a cow (maybe a bull?) is, compared to me. Eeek! I guess I'm too much of a city girl ;-)

nellta holdings said...

Hmm - bulls now; they might be aiming for you when they run.
Cows generally ain't.

But yes, I have to admit it takes a bit of experience to guess Ms Bovine's intention - and make the split second decision to bluff her, laugh at her, or get the hell outta there.