Friday, November 10, 2017

When the sheep have had enough of your chit.


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  1. Mutton for everyone! Revenge is a dish best served piping hot.

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    1. Bet the dog is the first on the chopping block. Man's best friend, my butt. :)

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    2. If you're eating mutton, you need fresh sourdough biscuits to go with it.

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  2. Many people have this idea that being around animals such as cows and sheep, donkeys and so on, is safe. It's not. Animals often act up and people are comparatively fragile.

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    1. Bulls and rams are responsible for a significant number of farm fatalities. Rams, in particular, kill a fair number of inexperienced women farmers who didn't realize they will keep hitting you even after you're down. And they hit HARD.

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    2. And, on a more morbid note, pigs were one of the leading causes of death amongst babies in medieval rural Europe. Mother takes baby out with her to do outside chores, looks away, Porky comes and has a snack. Sick, sick but true.

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  3. When working with my dad's cattle, there were always 2 or 3 that you knew never to turn your back to. That one Hereford bull finally spooked me enough that I took an 8 ft whip and cracked it in his face every time he lowered his head toward me. After stripping a bit of skin from between his eyes he learned to keep a healthy distance. Potentially lethal situation, considering many times I'd be out there by myself, no help in sight. Now I prefer my cattle medium rare and on a plate.

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    1. No joke, cattle are way more dangerous than people think.

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  4. I've a friend who keeps American bison on his farm. If they raise their tail vertically, leave hastily.

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  5. Is it me or is that Howard Stern getting a mega ass kicking?

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    1. I does look like the subject is wearing a Stern mask. Bizarre.

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