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Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Things you won’t see from your car - Part 3


Highly pregnant sheep. The lambs that they are carrying will nibble on the grass of these fields early in the new year, but are unlikely to be alive at this time next year.

Posted by bigblue on 24/12/2008 at 07:49 AM
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Well most of the “lamb” sold is not lamb. 

Here is a challenge: discover the correct name for meat derived from a sheepish animal slaughtered when it is more than one year old (after which it should not be labelled “lamb”) but less than two years old (from which age it is inexcusably mutton).

Begins with an “h” ...

Posted by flank  on  25/12/2008  at  11:32 AM

Some mutton is known as “hoggett” but I’m not sure why.

Posted by Janet  on  28/12/2008  at  04:14 PM

Farmer Hoggett was a character in the movie “Babe” (adapted by George Miller of Mad Max fame). I think that was lost on most audiences outside of New Zealand.

It is possible in the mists of time that pigs and sheep of a similar age had the same name applied to them.  There is no why answer in that.

Posted by flank  on  28/12/2008  at  11:32 PM

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