"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Specially Able Sheep

Being a lady of leisure this week, I've got more time to browse the news and, this morning, this is what I found to raise a smile. Have a glance here! I do understand that the problem is annoying for the residents of Marsden, but isn't it just a perfect example of how resourceful sheep are? (I did wonder about sheep-sense a few years ago when I saw a ewe shepherding her lamb across the Formby by-pass during rush hour, but there lies another story.)
Keith is always laughing at me for taking photos of sheep whenever we are out in the countryside of Wales (yes, all 4 of them!) but,  how many animals could you think of that would manage to overcome a problem of access in such an imaginative way? Not only that, but they obviously learn from each other. You can almost hear the conversation:
Eh up lads, (sorry - lasses) there's a cattle grid here. Now what are we going to do?
Leave it to Flossie there. She'll think of something.
By gum, so she has! How's that for an idea? She's only gone and rolled across it - just like them there commandos.
Come on, you lot. Get moving! Lie down and roll across t'grid. You'll be having a reight good nosh up in no time.
(With apologies to our Yorkshire friends - but, not a bad Yorkshire accent eh?)  :)


me75 said...

A 5 foot fence? That is something I would sure like to see! I also learned from your blog post that my son was born in the year of the sheep! I can already see the worrier coming out in his personality but it seems as though he is in good company!

alfie said...

I've got an idea how to keep them out - a mint sauce mine field.

Jennyta said...

Now that's just the sort of remark Keith would come out with!! ;)


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