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'Eight, nine, ten ...' Why people are counting sheep in Cheddar Gorge

19.11.2017
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The audit of a feral flock at the Somerset beauty spot is significantThere is a shaggy creation myth surrounding the feral sheep of Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. The story goes that during a poker game in the village in 1992 one of the gamblers, running out of money, put his seven sheep up as his stake. He lost, so the winner took the animals home and put them in his garden. The next morning the winner's wife looked out of her window to see the new arrivals eating the garden ... and the sheep had to go.Where they went is what draws 35 people to a layby in the chilly morning shadow of Cheddar Gorge. The winner of the two rams and five ewes deposited them on the craggy hillside there a quarter of a century ago, where they have been ever since - the seven becoming 10, becoming 50, then within five years 100 and now, well, who knows? Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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