Thursday, March 29, 2007


I mentioned before that I had gone to a Shire Farm in England. Here are some Shires doing a demonstration for the crowd. Gosh they're huge. I really enjoyed visiting this place and it was perfect timing as that next spring when we were back in England there was an outbreak of Hoof and Mouth disease and places like these were closed to the public to prevent spreading it. They killed and burned infected animals, mostly sheep to keep it from spreading and often on the country roads there were check points so to speak and you would drive your car through a huge antiseptic sponge dug out in the middle of the road. Any place that you visited say a ruin or such you were required to walk through antiseptic sponge things as well. It was weird and very sad as well. Farmers losing their livestock and livelihoods.

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