2047. Animal Farm
© Bruce Goodman 10 February 2021
Farmer Jack loved animals, and had all sorts of different mammals on his farm.|
He had goats which were alright. Goats were the most common farm animals around the world apparently. He could see why but they simply were not at the top of his list.
He had cattle, but they were not the normal cattle beasts. He had a breed of oxen that had been originally bred to pull heavy machinery in the old days. Personally he found them too strong altogether, and difficult to manage, but they were certainly a talking point with anyone who dared get involved with them.
Sheep were smelly; oily and smelly. In fact they were a lot of work. They had to be shorn and crutched and so on. To get them even to the lamb stage was a substantial hassle.
Pigs, like sheep, were smelly. He had only a few and it was a good way to get rid of household scraps.
Then he had horses. Horses were his favourite. Horses were wonderful! It warmed the cockles of his heart to see horses cavorting in the fields. Yes! Of all the animals on his farm, horse meat was definitely his favourite and the tastiest.
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