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BBQ’ed Lawnmower – how to buy a sheep in Canberra

Aurelius 12 September 2008 117

It’s Spring! So like many locals, I will soon be cursed with the weekly chore of mowing the lawn. But I don’t like doing that, so I am seeking another solution.

I am seeking a lamb to eat my lawn, and then when the summer months are behind us, I want to have a big BBQ party at Easter and eat the aforementioned lamb. But buying a lamb has proven more of a challenge than first imagined. Does anyone know someone who wants to sell one in the next couple of weeks? The standard way of getting a lamb (go to the saleyards and buy it) is a little impractical if sales are only held on weekdays, and work tends to get in the way at such times.

Can the hivemind help out here? I’ve been asking around my own circle, but all the leads have come to nothing thus far.

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Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 11:20 am 13 Oct 08

Granny said :

That’s actually a very good photo! Wish some of my Floriade ones had turned out that well, but I was using my phone camera ….

I like this one the best.

Granny said :

It’s great that you have the sheep!

Indeed. I’ve been looking at the long grass and thinking “if we don’t get the sheep soon, the lawnmower is going to have to get a run …”. Lucky for Lily and Pixie I never quite did it 😉

Granny said :

When are the alpacas arriving?

I’m happy to wait … 😛

L

pelican pelican 10:00 am 13 Oct 08

You could always try a chicken tractor (cage thingo with chooks in it) that can be moved around the lawn and gratis fertilizer and eggs as well.

Thumper Thumper 9:48 am 13 Oct 08

yep….

SheepGroper SheepGroper 9:40 am 13 Oct 08

What’s the breed, Merino?

Thumper Thumper 9:05 am 13 Oct 08

He’s only got as little bit of black on him 😉

Granny Granny 9:03 am 13 Oct 08

That’s right, pick on the black sheep ….

: )

Thumper Thumper 8:53 am 13 Oct 08

And, if anyone wants a lamb, I have one. For free.

Seriously.

He’s got a patch of black on him so we can’t keep him in the flock.

Granny Granny 8:45 am 13 Oct 08

That’s actually a very good photo! Wish some of my Floriade ones had turned out that well, but I was using my phone camera ….

It’s great that you have the sheep!

: )

When are the alpacas arriving?

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 8:32 am 13 Oct 08

Thought I’d give everyone a quick update (since Thumper was asking about the lamb status in another thread), so I’ve resurrected the original post.

Ladies and Gentlemen – I’d like to introduce you to (drum roll, please) … Lily and Pixie.

They arrived home yesterday morning and have been busy settling in – and getting started on the mowing 😉

(Photography by my four year old).

L

Granny Granny 2:56 pm 15 Sep 08

*nervous giggle*

That is awfully sensitive and new age of you, neanderthalis.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 2:44 pm 15 Sep 08

Well, I had to swap from an oak club with a sharp rock in the end to a foam wiffle bat to accomodate for the thinner skulls of the modern woman. Who said we’re not innovative…

Granny Granny 2:17 pm 15 Sep 08

Hell, yes!!

: )

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 1:56 pm 15 Sep 08

Granny said :

Unfortunately they just don’t build them that way anymore.

And aren’t we all just a little bit happier for it too?!

L

Granny Granny 1:31 pm 15 Sep 08

The very delightful neanderthal lovelies were certainly well equipped for a bit of clubbing and hair-dragging, with nice, strong skulls and brows conveniently shaped to break up rocks as their faces bumped along the ground. Unfortunately they just don’t build them that way anymore. You may have to move with the times.

; )

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 12:26 pm 15 Sep 08

neanderthalsis said :

I’m reluctant to let go of the old ways granny.

Old habits die hard.

L

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 12:04 pm 15 Sep 08

I’m reluctant to let go of the old ways granny.

Granny Granny 11:44 am 15 Sep 08

Neanderthalis, I hate to tell you this but dam heaving went out with clubs and hair-dragging!

*chuckle*

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:40 am 15 Sep 08

Being prodded through a sheep dip and going for a dog paddle (or maybe sheeppaddle) of your own accord are a tad different. I have seen a dorper willingly stroll into a dam, have a moist frolic and wander back out, whereas other sheep are a bit like cats and girlfriends , will swim if heaved into the dam, but will hate you for it afterwards.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:39 am 15 Sep 08

SheepGroper said :

Mr Evil said :

When I was a little tacker, I cried over every orphan lamb we ever lost on our farm in NZ.

Aaaaw Mr Evil had a tender side.

Nah, I grew out of it by the time I reached 25. 🙂

SheepGroper SheepGroper 11:34 am 15 Sep 08

Mr Evil said :

When I was a little tacker, I cried over every orphan lamb we ever lost on our farm in NZ.

Aaaaw Mr Evil had a tender side.

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