This News Just in: Grass Not Always Greener, Shock

So, if your most recent storm felled a tree that blew a whacking great hole in the dyke, and the barbed wire fence to boot …


… and given that life here is regularly punctuated by livestock escapades of one form or another, you would think it was a fairly safe bet that any sheep originally grazing in that field would be halfway to Notso Bigtown by now…

… but you would be wrong.

I’m not sure exactly what’s keeping them there, but I suspect that, like the humans, the sheep are suffering from winter hibernation syndrome whereby leaving home for anything however exciting any time before, say, March just feels like too much effort.

Of course, it’s entirely possible that these sheep originally were in Notso Bigtown and have been having a little break on their travels

 

4 Responses to This News Just in: Grass Not Always Greener, Shock

  1. Fire wood, nom, nom, nom…

  2. disgruntled says:

    Ah, the ‘termites’ have already been and tidied most of it away. Fallen trees do not last long in these parts, especially ones so nicely accessible by road

  3. WOL says:

    Perhaps sheep are creatures of habit, and as they are in the habit of having a wall there. . . However, those stones look sizable. Perhaps the sheep view them with the same great distrust of the footing as they do cattle guards. I must confess I would need a fairly compelling reason to cross either in or out of the field in question over those rocks in question. The pictures also brought to mind that poem by Robert Frost that starts “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.”

  4. disgruntled says:

    could be … I noticed this morning that there’s now a hurdle blocking the hole … and no sheep in the field.

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