Wednesday, 1 December 2010

More snow, the sheep don't like it :-(



3 inches (8cm) in our garden this morning, but much deeper in the fields when we walked to the supermarket for some supplies (chocolate and other essentials)



The poor sheep looked so uncomfortable, but there was nothing we could do.
I guess they're used to it.




13 comments:

Laura said...

Other essentials = MORE chocolate? LOL

sassypackrat said...

I've never seen snow bearded sheep! Chocolate is always essential now matter how much snow there is!

Biju.Brill said...

This is sooo cute! Snow is coming upon Romania as well....I didn't really miss cold....

Anonymous said...

The most humane and kindest thing to do would have been to let the farmer/owner of the sheep know that this had happened.
When this happens both the sight and ability to eat can be affected.
It is not something to poke fun at.
The time taken both to photograph the sheep and then blog about it could have been better used by contacting the owner of the sheep, rather than leaving them to suffer.

niftyknits said...

Thanks for adding your opinion, "anonymous". If I had seen a farmer, I would indeed have mentioned it to them.

Anonymous said...

Would you indeed?
"if you had seen a farmer" unfortunately there just wasn't a farmer hanging about at the time?
A shame that you didn't have the compassion to search out the owner instead of photographing them and blogging about it for your own amusement.

niftyknits said...

Anonymous, if you don't like my blog why do you keep coming back?

I do not know who owns/rents each and every field I walk through (on public footpaths). I really do not know what you think I should/could have done.

However, it's rained today, and the snow is mostly now gone.

Eileen said...

I think hiding behind anonymity in this situation is cowardly.

You clearly don't know Heather *at all* if you think that she would be flippant about the welfare of anything.

Heather is one of the most kind, responsible and respectful people I know - for you to suggest otherwise isn't fair. I won't even explain myself further because you don't deserve to know more about her.

Sheep forage in the snow - that's part of their natural behaviour.

niftyknits said...

Thanks Eileen *blushes*

Laura said...

I spend a lot of time driving around the countryside in Derbyshire where we come across a lot of 'animal incidents' cows escaped from fields and wandering around the roads, a sheep with a badly broken leg, dead sheep. The problem is with all these incidents is that we have stopped where we have been able, sometimes the police have shown up because someone had already reported the cows meandering down the country road but the other times we have stopped in the middle of moorland and stood and said "who the hell do these sheep belong to? where is the farm?" Myself I don't know what the markings mean on sheep, there is no "Oh hey if there is a problem with this sheep,it belongs to 'such & such farm' & here is my phone number" tags on sheep or cows. So actually its really difficult to figure out who owns the farm animals, farmer Giles does not pop out from behind a tree when you shout 'Oh farmer' sadly its way more complicated than that!

Eileen said...

It had to be said! My version is much nicer than what J wanted to write in response to Anonymous, lol.

niftyknits said...

Thanks Laura - I'd love to have seen Farmer Giles pop out! Eileen, thanks again - and I'd love to know what J wanted to say ;-)

Eileen said...

I couldn't possibly, your ears would actually crumble away in fright. He sounded like Ray Winstone though, lol!