Thursday, 05 December 2019 11:46

Killer sheep

Written by  The Hound

A mate of the Hound recently attended an open day at the Spring Sheep Milk operation, held at Matangi in Waikato. At least 300 visitors showed up -- so lots of interest.

Of course, the customary health and safety humdrum was enforced, with everyone decked-out in high viz jackets and forced to sit through a 40-minute presentation.

The safety measures including having all these interested onlookers standing behind a fence to watch the sheep being milked. Our mate reports there was also an ‘evacuation plan’.

Apparently he didn’t realise sheep were so dangerous. By all accounts, the old edict ‘run like f**k’ is no longer appropriate when the proverbial hits the fan.

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