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B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:23:38

I have always wanted to see if it's true that all the animals kneel down at midnight.

I have wellies and a flask of Prosecco

EatShitDerek Thu 24-Dec-15 19:24:52

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B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:26:09

Just need to find the batteries for the torch. There's a wind up lantern in the cottage but the whirring sound might alert the animals to my presence and alter their behaviour.

4yoniD Thu 24-Dec-15 19:27:38

The version I heard was that the cattle bowed down at midnight but any human seeing it instantly died.

So how did it become a story?

I trust your version doesn't include instant death...

B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:28:44

They didn't include that bit at my naice Church Primary shock

B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:30:10

We were told that the original Bethlehem animals bowed at Jesus's birth and hence so do all the animals in byres ever since.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 24-Dec-15 19:30:14

I heard a superstition that you can't watch a goat for a whole day and night because they have to go and suckle the Devil. If you could put that on your farm-watch schedule, I'd love to know.

B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:32:48

I don't think I'll have time, MrsTP. Our schedule includes bracing walks up hills and I think DH would think that was a shit excuse to sit on a bale of hay and crochet while keeping an eye on a goat.

usual Thu 24-Dec-15 19:32:56

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londonrach Thu 24-Dec-15 19:33:57

Knew the animals kneed down but never heard of the death bit. Thought everyone know that! fgrin. Op you know you need to prove this story is true.

usual Thu 24-Dec-15 19:34:09

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Elllicam Thu 24-Dec-15 19:34:12

If you could get a picture of the goat suckling the devil it would be a hell of a breastfeeding meme.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 24-Dec-15 19:35:01

Pfft, well clearly I'm ever going to get to it. I bet goats don't kneel either, contrary buggers.

B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:35:30

Will this do?
I wouldn't like to attract unwanted attention from bulls. Or farmers.

londonrach Thu 24-Dec-15 19:36:52

Think you might have some problems with the bull looking like that!

B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:36:53

Goats are misunderstood. They are just like big Labradors with weird eyes.

usual Thu 24-Dec-15 19:37:44

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IndomitabIe Thu 24-Dec-15 19:37:46

These are Dutch cattle, but you can watch them from your sofa.

GreatFuckability Thu 24-Dec-15 19:38:33

Ah if I'd known I'd have asked the guy with the horses head on the bus this afternoon if I could borrow it!

usual Thu 24-Dec-15 19:38:55

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MimsyBorogroves Thu 24-Dec-15 19:39:06

If OP makes this a "don't return to thread" thread, we will all shit ourselves.

B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:40:02

An actual CowCam? Wow! Whatever will they think of next.

HirplesWithHaggis Thu 24-Dec-15 19:40:20

If it helps any, I have a byre full of calves on my doorstep (and sheep in the nearest field). I could nip out at midnight and check, saving you the trauchle uphill in wellies?

B33rTricksPott3r Thu 24-Dec-15 19:41:31

Yep, they can, usual. That one is faceplanting the grass.

OddSocksHighHeels Thu 24-Dec-15 19:41:49

I've never heard this grin

Was the goat one made up to see how many idiots would spend a 24 hour period watching a goat? Which bit of the devil do they suckle from? I have so many questions.

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