I'm extremely gratified to see the Floyd mentioned on here, but how about dressing prison inmates up in Ronald Mcdonald get up and arming them with nowt more than air freshener. keeps the cows away, possibly, and if it all goes pear shaped for the crim, tough.
Eastenders is evil and completely banned in my house.
I got the jokey side, and i'm partially in agreement, but I hate fences so much, I hate being hemmed in, there must be another way, perhaps a farm hand with a big stick, or a gun, to shoot any cow that touches stone, they'll learn in the end.
my main point about the fence was to protect the dolmen from the cooos!
else with a bit of arse rubbing (and who doesn't like that eh?) it might get a bit fecked up or even collapse. (eastenders drum roll pls)*
the thing about it being safety from a stampede was sort of jokey, but i suppose it would work quite nicely.
i'm always a bit wary of cows in fields but more so when they have young in with them. usually not a problem, but there was one time they chased after me and a mate and luckily we were near the gate and managed to escape.
*I hate eastenders with a passion and haven't seen it for a good 10 years.
Whilst not wanting to provoke another long debate about what to with oncoming cattle, I'll just say I've never been charged as such, cows have ran over to me, and I've quickly got on the right side of a gate, or stood on the very thing I've come to see. You just have to exercise some common sense, think before you enter the field, always have a notional escape plan, and don't act scared.
I'm not scared of cattle in the slightest, I will walk right through a herd, talking to them all the time, it's served me well for over twenty years. Only twice have I not been able to get past them to the stones, I just went back another time, or entered the field from another direction.
I don't like fences either, particularily when they're too close to the stones they're encircling, eg at Torhouskie, but I see his point re cattle, as a result of the incident recounted in my fieldnotes for the neighbouring stone row. Still shaken up by that, I instinctively did the right thing, not that there was any other choice, but that was w a y too close, and they weren't frisky bullocks just trying it on. Anyone reading this who thinks, when entering a field with cows 'aw sod 'em', think again. No, I don't have a dog.
Postmen of inexplicability?
That's the title of my next book sorted.
It must have taken more than one man to raise that, and lets face it, it's a totem pole, so it would be Bastards, rather than the singular.
re Bodowyr, when i was there there were cows in the field so I think the fence is probably a good idea!
Plus if on your way to the dolmen you turn around and see a big angry bull or 40 stampeding cows headed in yr direction and it's too far to get back to the gate you can leap over the fence and be safe from a trampling.
Also you have a nice view of the hills from the safety of the metal fencing during the 3 hours it'll take them to lose interest and slowly start wandering off.
I hope someone knowledgeable can help you with suggesting some mounds.
You shouldn't do your computer literacy down - you must be doing fine if you have a smartphone and can post things on here! I'd totally recommend getting along to the local library though and using their computers to see the maps on the National Library of Scotland website http://maps.nls.uk/ I was just looking at a lovely large scale 25 inch map of a wood I went to today. mmm. And zoom earth's satellite photos - oh the hours to be spent (allowable when it's cold outside)
Cheers Rhiannon, my elderly smartphone can't, unfortunately, no computer either (nor am I comp literate, tbt - hope to rectify both soon tho). I must admit I am very curious as to whether there are other mounds like Dunipace and Droughduil north of the border..mini Silburys (?)
Still cant work out why I couldn't find it last time.
It's much more overgrown than my first visit in 07, I might need Eric and his whole school class to clear it, still, it's better now than before we got there.