Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Trip to Ness - a few notes

I did not annotate the pictures for yesterday's trip to Ness yet, but will answer the questions left in comments.

The sheep have coloured bottoms, because that's where the ram left his mark as he made his contribution towards this year's lambs. The piles of what appear to be black rocks are in fact peats. These are cut out of the moorland every spring, left to dry during the summer and burned through the year. The gold discs of the one inside picture (no 9) are golden LPs, collectors' items, individually numbered, of famous records made by people like ABBA, Elvis and Queen (amongst others). They hang inside the Cross Inn.


  1. Hey Thanks!  You are the best!

  2. ceilisundancer5 March 2008 at 17:26

    I actually knew the sheep / ram coloring tidbit:)

  3. Oh how interesting Guido Thanks for that Jan xx

  4. specialadyfink5 March 2008 at 19:12

    Poor Sheep :-(

  5. I'm off to see the pics now, I could not access them yesterday for some reason.  We mark our sheep but only for vetting purposes as our males are too old now to make any "contributions".  LOL.

  6. how interesting about the sheep!