the wind-up sheep in yorkshire

This is just a quick post to share something funny I discovered while on holiday last Easter. It would seem that if ever there were a competition held to establish which are the most literate sheep in the UK, Yorkshire sheep would be the winners hooves down.

I must admit, we actually took no notice of this sign whatsoever, as it was bang in the middle of a public footpath, but we did take care to talk very quietly as we passed these delicate (or perhaps merely fiercely territorial?) sheep, so as not to offend their sensitivities. I’m happy to report that there followed no stampede, nor even a single indignant bleat. I guess they may have learned to write, but they’re still the same old scaredy-sheep underneath as every other woolly mammal I’ve ever met.