Ok gang, time’s up (truth is it would have been up a while ago, but I had to go and take the picture). Put down your pens and pay attention.
For all of you who said it was one of these…
You’d be wrong… This isn’t the best example of a cattle grid as it’s no longer in use, but it was within walking distance so this is the one I chose. I did look on the net, but I couldn’t find one made out of railway track like this one.
So what is it then? Ok I’ll put it in perspective for you….
Still don’t get it? Ok then, it’s a wool classing table. Once the sheep has been shorn, the fleece is thrown onto a table like this and a wool classer determines general condition, fibre size and cleanliness, and a bunch of other stuff that I should know (seeing as my cousin is a wool classer) but I don’t. I’ve looked and looked and this is about the best picture I could find, sorry.
On another matter, a lot of you probably think that dogs are smarter than cattle, and while for the most part you would be correct, but when it involves my dogs, you would be wrong! The whole point of cattle grids is to stop the cows from getting out without having to close gates all the time. Cows are smart enough to know they can’t walk across a grid, not so my dogs…
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