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I’m no sheep farmer…

…but I don’t think this ewe is going to make it.

One of our neighbors invited us over for a barbecue and a walk around his property. I’m pleased to report that this unhappy animal was part of the walk, not the cookout.

Tour also included a badger sett, but as that’s just a hole in the ground and not very interesting to look at with no badgers peeking out, I didn’t include it.

There’s also a big square raised thing that is the remains of some ancient work of man. He was told not to dig into it, so he hasn’t.

Brits are so blasé about their history. First fine night, I’d be out there with a smuggler’s lantern and a spoon.


Comment from mojo
Time: July 2, 2014, 10:26 pm

Metal detector, a good one. And turn anything found that looks ancient over to the archaeologists. They actually encourage that, if it’s not a listed site.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: July 3, 2014, 12:51 am

Ground penetrating radar, that’s the ticket…need to make sure it’s not a pile of corpses buried during the Black Plague…

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: July 3, 2014, 1:01 am

World War one mustard gas facility

Comment from Deborah
Time: July 3, 2014, 1:02 am

I’m with QuasiModo. Ground penetrating radar. Must have.
I’ll be damned if I’d let the guvmint tell me not to dig on my own property.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: July 3, 2014, 2:00 am

It’s all the Queen’s land, she’s just letting you use it.

Comment from Frit
Time: July 3, 2014, 2:33 am

Completely OT – Stoaty, I thought you’d enjoy this video of one of your relatives.


Comment from Mojo
Time: July 3, 2014, 2:46 am

GPR tends to be kinda pricey. A simple metal detector will turn up Roman coins, maybe, possibly older things. Probably not much older, though, if it’s square. Saxons and Britons (not to mention Picts) didn’t do square.

Comment from Deborah
Time: July 3, 2014, 11:52 am

Can you go rock-gathering? I’d build my own inukshuk out of the oldest quarried stones I could find. 🙂

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: July 3, 2014, 5:14 pm

What ended that sheep? Dogs? Foxes?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 3, 2014, 9:05 pm

That sheep’s just restin’. Pinin’ for the fnords.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: July 5, 2014, 12:19 am

Sheep are astonishingly brainless. I went rock-climbing in Wales near Harlech many years ago and one of the spots we climbed was a cwm with absolutely sheer i.e. 90° walls. Sheep grazed at the top and at the bottom was a surprisingly large collection of shattered bones and tufts of wool. They would just walk over the edge in the night, fall 60m, and go splat. There was no fence or anything to stop this. I guess sheep are cheap and fences are expensive.

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