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Bodfan Menhir

Standing Stone / Menhir

Bodfan Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) by postman These sheep werent going to give up their stone for long , they gave us two minutes then it was back to gaurd duty.
postman Image Credit: Chris Bickerton
Posted by postman
21st March 2011ce
Edited 21st March 2011ce
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Comments (5)

OT - but this breed of sheep is called 'Mule'. They originate in the North Pennines and are sold to the lowlands at big sheep sales in the autumn. That is their rubbing stone and, technically, they are eroding the base, which will cause its collapse. StoneGloves Posted by StoneGloves
21st March 2011ce
The bastards !
I'll take a big stick with me next time !
postman Posted by postman
21st March 2011ce
They're lovely animals - very stubborn perhaps - but one thing you don't need is a stick. In the picture they're hoggs - hoggetts - female sheep that have not yet been tupped. So, imagine St. Trinians, perhaps, and take them some cornflakes or, what they were hoping for, lamb nuts! We judge them, after the obvious points have been found satisfactory, by the speckles on their faces. Note where their fleeces begin, at the neck, and how neat that border is:- that shows that they've recently been dressed for sale, suggesting that they were sold just before Christmas. The depression around the stone needs filling with bits of stone and clay and pounding flat. The farmer's job that he'll never do. In the uplands the sheep have the projecting bottom throughs, of the walls, to scratch against. StoneGloves Posted by StoneGloves
21st March 2011ce
Great pic, didn't see that one before. Ha ha - like something from an episode of Shaun the Sheep. The stone used to be the same thickness at the bottom as the top... thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
24th April 2011ce
Glad you like it, it was a funny visit, shaun is third going right from the stone. postman Posted by postman
24th April 2011ce
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