Monday, November 02, 2009

If you're going to buy a sheep...


"If you're going to buy a sheep buy a good sheep"




These words strike me as Very Important to Remember.




words: farmer Adam Hanson on last night's Countryfile, which we have taken to watching with our dinner of a Sunday evening.

picture: a Very Good Sheep at this year's Royal Highland Show. An award winning sheep no less.



17 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous sheep! I would choose this one if I were in the market.

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  2. i, personally, would prefer a goat.

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  3. I think that sheep knows he's a good sheep. Something in the way he is wearing those earrings....

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  4. mmmmmmmm, if i were to buy a sheep i would have to buy a farm

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  5. hahaha awesome - but now i feel bad for all the average sheep out there :(
    xo meg

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  6. Trying to imagine a sheep in our back "garden"... nope. Not working....

    I recommend "The Ghostman of Skye" on BBC iPlayer, proper old countryman telly, really lovely.

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  7. Prompting me to ask - "What is the difference between a sheep and a goat?"

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  8. LPC - apparently just 6 chromosomes!
    Very cool sheep.. I think black sheep are so much more hansom than the common white variety. Trying to convince my brother to get some.. will let him know this important bit of advice!

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  9. I saw this episode too! Sage advice indeed!

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  10. This post is almost a sign. I have a wonderful fascination with sheep and I have been considering getting one next spring.
    I love your blog..it makes me miss my homeland. This post made me miss good TV!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I think I shall write good sheep on my debit card, as a reminder.

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  12. what great advice. I think I will apply it to shoes, as my need for sheep are somewhat limited in central London.

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  13. Ha! Love it! ...a metaphor for so many things.

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  14. Harriet Hat Peg3/11/09 6:59 p.m.

    I think that the sheep is a Hebridean. I live at an Agricultural College and one of the Hebridean's escaped going to slaughter and so lived rough for a few years - clever sheep. Now I'd quite fancy keeping some Herdwick's.

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  15. A very, very good sheep.

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  16. That quote really brightened my day (well it's 11pm, but it did give me a little giggle and something to think about).

    I vow not to buy a not-so-good sheep. Ever again. : )

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play nice.