AKA: spending the day with Big Brother, out of his normal setting, and at a Ram Sale.
Much as I'd have loved to have spent the day eyeing up rams, and soaking in the wafting aroma of the Auction Mart, I forced myself to stay at home, and allowed the Wee Guy the pleasure on his own.
This is our cousins' dog. Isn't he adorable? Jackson really needs to learn some basic canine etiquette from him.
Big Brother takes a quick look over some of the rams that were being sold today.
Have a look at the red boiler suit in the background ... Is it:
a) a crofter sunbathing
b) a ... keeled over crofter
c) a scarecrow taking a breather?
Answers on a postcard.
This ram was bought by our good friend who was involved in our St Kilda posts some time back.
Last night, he told me, "when i saw this head first I didn't like it, but then when I saw his body I thought oh WOW! Reminded me of one of the last tups my Shen had, it's a big sheep, big gigots, big butt, broad back"
Erm ... Is this English? If so, it is decent??
As I said ... Gorgeous.
Another of the rams yesterday morning, before leaving for the sale. Don't you love the horn at the left of the photo? It really is quite lovely.
Recognize any of these fellas?
This fellow was crowned Supreme.
And this fellow gets some recognition for the countless hours and immeasurable effort he puts into the care of his beloved sheep.