Friday, 30 August 2013

The Farming Post

Wooly Jumpers or Hurdle Boxers if you prefer, are the feature of this latest Farming Post.

This small flock of 'Fat Lambs' were enjoying the nice warm sunshine when I arrived at their location.
Being young and inquisitive they were quite happy to pose for photography. 










NB: I read an entry in an Australian Newspaper website the other day. Apparently it is a serious misdemeanour according to the 'Politically Correct' brigade to refer to immature Lambs under 40kg reared for the food industry as 'Fat Lambs'. 

They should now be referred to as 'Prime Spring' or 'New Season' Lambs in this 'Fat averse World'. 
It is intended to make the meat more attractive to consumers.

Not that it affects me as I don't eat red meat, but honestly! you couldn't make it up.
Since my childhood days I have always known them to be referred to as Fat lambs by the farming community.

I'm assuming that the PC Brigade are quite happy to eat it as long as someone else kills (Sorry euthanises or dispatches it) it for them. 

24 comments:

  1. ze zien er heel mooi en gezond uit ,ze hebben zo,n gek plekje nog niet.

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  2. Lovely series of images Roy. What is it about sheep/lambs...why whenever I walk past or through a field of sheep I can't resist not taking a photo (or a few!) of them? I thought it was just me..but perhaps not?...lol

    So, putting political correctness aside, as I currently weigh more than 40kg(!)does this mean I'll still have to put up with being called Fat Trevor?...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor. Yes you just cant resist taking a few shots its true.
      Not sure about 'Fat Trevor', I think they may occasionally substitute 'Trevor' with some other word.{:))

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  3. Hey Roy...They sure can pull you into your hear, so darn cute!!
    The one on the bail made me chuckle!!

    Hmm never thought of Lamb as red meat,but I eat only fish and chicken, but then not that often when I do!

    Grace

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    1. I liked the one on the bale GG and thought it would make an amusing shot.
      I only eat fish and chicken.

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  4. I love these photos Roy, those lambs have the most interesting eyes.

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  5. Hi Roy I love woolly sheep and yes you are right, I passed sheep today and had to take a shot!

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    1. Thanks Margaret, yes you just have to.{:))

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  6. Love the photos....their noses just cry out for you to pet them. They look very friendly and soft. I do eat red meat, but the idea of eating a lamb never appealed to me and I never have eaten one.

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  7. Love these photos of Fat Lambs. It's a pity the PC Brigade have nothing better to occupy their minds!

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    1. Thanks D.
      Do think their minds can stretch to too much.

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  8. Wonderful faces on these lambs! Such a pity that they get eaten in the end.

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    1. They are real little characters at that age Alison.

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  9. Beautiful sheep with their black heads and white wool.
    Also an nice color and very bright.
    Beautiful series Roy :-)

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  10. I am a veggie, been veggie for twenty years. When I was eating meat I hated lamb, I hated the taste and could never understand why people liked it. Whenever I was invited for lunch, I would turn into a cold sweat when I saw that it was lamb and often a cheap cut, fatty with very little lean meat:\ Rather than offend people who invited me to their home for a meal, I would eat it, but my goodness every mouthful was torture. Thank goodness for vegetarianism, I don't ever have to face eating lamb again:-)

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    1. Good for you Lyn.
      I have had to offend people in the past, but thats their problem not mine.

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  11. It's all about 'selling' the meat. The farmers ride on the trends of the moment and any negative references are discarded! We just live in a society full of trendy words and marketing spins.

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    1. Yes I think you are right in that respect Helena.
      However, I just cant quite associate political correctness or trendy words holding too much water with the Australian in the street.{:))

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  12. Hi Roy

    Wonderful Faces.

    Guy

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