Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ram It Home

There was a meeting of the Gwaenysgor and Trelawnyd Community Council last night.
During a hiatus in the proceedings I caught the eye of The Red Faced Welsh Farmer (RFWF) who was chuckling to himself over something or other.
Starting off in a stage whisper he quipped "I saw your sheep the other day!...... lovely ..!"
then added in a  deep booming voice reminiscent of Sid James at his very best 

"DO YOU WANT A RAM?"

When they were perusing through some building applications the other members of the council only caught his last sentence, which caused a few quizzical expressions I can tell you,
Such is the excitement of a rural community council meeting.

For those who have never met the RFWF, I perhaps need to clarify that he is partially deaf so has a tendency to BOOM  within normal conversations.
It is a habit that can make even the stout hearted jump somewhat when he catches you unawares....
but I do find this habit somewhat endearing , especially when you can watch the often started reaction he has on the more nervous members of the community.
As my mother used to say
"he has a voice that could cut bread!"

Anyhow I am sure that a ram will indeed be forthcoming
When the RFWF had a mind to do something
It will be done
The RFWF centre ( of course)

33 comments:

  1. That ram in the pic looks like an old sage - imperturbably wise. Perhaps it knows something we don't.
    (I had to laugh at your comment your Sid James reference!)

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  2. Ah, so you said YES then ... ;-)

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  3. I can only see mayhem ahead! xxx

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  4. Your Town Council meetings sound so much more colorful than ours.

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  5. might we expect babies ?

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  6. Its's nice for girls to have boys around.

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  7. You may want one, but do you need one? This is a question I am constantly asking myself these days.

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  8. My mum is also a bit deaf, but fortunately she doesn't speak in a booming voice. She does however turn the TV up to a shattering volume that practically destroys my eardrums.

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  9. "Do you want a ram?" could be a good direct chat up line - rather than "Fancy going out for a drink some time?" or "You have lovely eyes". Perhaps it should have been the caption with your second picture!

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  10. Ah, so very much like the RAM, RFWF has the sheepish of folks around him a bit nervous. My mother is losing her hearing, so oftentimes it is everyone else who winds up booming in their conversations with her, usually about the third or fourth time they've had to repeat their answer...

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  11. And then there will be mutton in the freezer. Couldn't you just let the girls be happy?

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  12. I believe lambs are born in the pelting cold rain in the middle of the night on a barren hill, in March. You may want to think about this.

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  13. That is one handsome ram! Soay sheep are so beautiful.

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  14. Looking forward to the lambing season...RFWF sounds just the right person to have at a dull council meeting

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  15. yes, yes, yes, YES!

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  16. Joanne's got a point. I do hope Sylvia and Irene are growing more accustomed to you.

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  17. What is this? International sheep day?! 'Great minds think alike..... and fools seldom differ'! I know......

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  18. Fancy hat for a farmer! Yes John, they don't mince their words these farmers - sex is never far from their minds.

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  19. Very Frankie Howerd!

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  20. Indeed I can see more stories arising from this meeting.....

    Gill in Canada

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  21. I lover this, just like an episode of the vicor of dibley :)

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  22. Hmmm, it sounds to me like the RFWF was propositioning your sheep on behalf of his ram.

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  23. First thing that came to mind at seeing title - when does he arrive? Or do you need to take the girls there at the appropriate time? Such a lovely thought - lambs!

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  24. ........and did you reply? 'not at this precise moment.'!!!

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  25. Will this be a Soay ram? Can't wait to see you after your first lambing season!!! Nothing cuter in this whole world than a lamb bouncing and leaping for joy. IMHO

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    1. Kelly... it will be! I have said I dont ant anything but a soay!

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  26. Ah, yes, we have some around here that are much like that. However, with my somewhat high voice, they punctuate sentences with "what?" quite often.

    I wish you well with the ram. Sheep of any kind are still on the "hmmm" list, as I haven't decided how to cougar proof it. (Yes, we have more cougars around here...)

    Cat

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  27. I hope he is a placid ram! Narky ones are not fun to handle!

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