Travel: The Big Merino, Goulburn.

Jesus loves them, Mary had a little one, and Little Bo Peep didn’t know where to them. Oh, sheep. Many of us even have their woolly coats knitted as our outerwear.

So what makes the sheep/ram figure so endearing? And why is there a 15m statue of a merino ram in the heart of country New South Wales?

Wool ewe look at that? Image: The Antipodean Adrift.
Wool ewe look at that? Image: The Antipodean Adrift.

Lord knows, but the fact that I encountered one historic ram on my way home from Canberra, was a thrill, a good, sheep thrill. It was a shear delight, I’m telling you.

Shepherd’s pie, enough with the baaad puns already.

I apologise for not having written more blog posts in the past week. I have been absolutely inundated with work, following which my head took a self-beating, in the form of nasty migraine attacks. In any case, I will keep this post short and simple, and have you entertained with some photographs of my recent visit to the Big Merino.

Standing tall at an impressive 15m and erected in 1985, the Big Merino is the iconic darling of Goulburn – a regional town in Australia. It makes for a baaa-ry interesting stopover in between the major cities of Sydney and Canberra.

Does my head look Big in this? Image: The Antipodean Adrift.
I’m a sheep, hurr durr. All I see is skies. Image: The Antipodean Adrift.
Does my bum look Big in this? Image: The Antipodean Adrift.
Does my bum look Big in this? Image: The Antipodean Adrift.

I remember the day was positively cold, but I was adamant that I would not wear my big coats to avoid looking like my giant, sheepish counterpart.

Howdy do. The Big Merino meets The Antipodean Adrift. Image: The Antipodean Adrift.
Howdy do. The Big Merino meets The Antipodean Adrift. Image: The Antipodean Adrift.

That’s it from me this week, folks! More posts to come when my assessment period hurtles to an end.

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