Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sharing the build-up

I'll give you a clue guys.The main excitement is going to be a picture of me (sadly for the ladies, I will be fully clothed). The post will also include a full report with photos, of Widecombe Fair, our local village show. We will be there tomorrow showing some of our sheep.

Just so that you can share in the tension of the build up to the event, I will briefly tell you now about the sheep classes we will be entering. The breed we keep are White face Dartmoor's - they are a local minority breed with approximately thirty flocks in the whole world, all in this part of Devon. We are entering the pair of ewe lambs class, the pair of 2 tooth ewes class (one year old), and the pair of old ewe class. Unfortunately I didn't enter the Ram class but I can tell you, and there will be photographic evidence to back this up, they are very very horny indeed!

So get ready everyone!

15 comments:

  1. I'm buying the first round as we wait.

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  2. hey good luck with the sheep!
    Did you not enter the Ram class because you don't have a pair?? :)

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  3. Ewe are so baaaaaad ziggi.

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  4. I know the spelling is different, but I can't resist asking whether Phil Lewer, Jan Brewer, Harry Hawkins, Hugh Davy, Philly Whitpot, George Pausley, Dick Wilson, and Uncle Tom Cobbley and all will be at the fair with you?

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  5. Hey, you're not Tom Pierce are you? Can I borrow the grey mare?

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  6. yep, they sure will Dave. In fact I hope to get a photo of at least one of them to put up here tomorrow.
    Ziggi, the reason we did not enter our ram is because we have just bought a new one and we didn't get him til after the entry forms had to be in. next year though and we'll be there with him.

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  7. Mark Rashid? Is he coming to Wiltshire - I can't find anything - perhaps it is another Mark? I would have bought one of his books but you were gaurding them and I was too scared! :)

    aren't you tall!

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  8. guarding

    hopeless speller

    dexlysic you konw

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  9. Dave - I'm not sure if it's impertinent, as a first time poster, to question you on the lyrics of the Widecombe Fair song, but I'm pretty sure that the role call is Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Tavy, Dan'l Whiddon, 'Arry Hawk, Old Uncle Tom Widdicombe, six bemused ewes and the marvellous Mrs W... I could be wrong.

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  10. sheep! sheep!
    knock them from the branches with long poles and hustle them off to the judges' booth.

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  11. *sips on beer and refreshes screen over and over*

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  12. Jane: trad words; yours are the Somerset version.

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  13. Can't wait for that last piece of photographic evidence!

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  14. Welcome Jayney Troll. Your comments are most gratefully received, even though you have now told the whole world my name.
    OK, I'd better see if I can get these pics off the camera and onto the blog. Hope it all isn't going to be a huge dissappointment for everyone.

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