Tuesday, 6 November 2012

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Orange sheep in Mull in Scotland.

Sheep Dyed Orange In Mull In Scotland?

Something is not right on the tiny island of Mull in Scotland my sauces at Molly Media inform me. One farmer has resorted to a makeover with a difference in a bid to stop sheep rustling. He thought up this eye catching solution after thieves pinched as many as 200 of his sheep and gives us some ‘sheep thrill’s at the same time. The ‘shear’ bare faced cheek of the thieves fleecing the neighbourhood. Using a vivid imagination and some dye, the sheep have been given a colourful orange rinse. Is that where all the surplus fake tan has been going? The non-toxic dye does the sheep no harm and eventually wears off with no side effects for the animals. Maybe baarrmy but the future is sure bright for these sheep and those are some coats to dye for! Being easy to distinguish the farmer felt it was easier for him and his neighbours to keep a beady eye out for thieves. They sure are ewe-nique and talk about pulling the wool over the criminals eyes or is it bleating the competition? Ewe've got to be joking we hear you say but this is apparently an old farmers trick used in winter so the sheep can be seen in the snow! Perfect I’ve been trying to buy an orange dog coat for years. What a yarn, but It's all wool round the needle to me. What colour would you dye the sheep?

If you missed it yesterday was Dogton Abbey episode 2. 

45 comments:

  1. Orange sheep? Hmmm... Would've been nice for Halloween. They may be easier to distinguish but I think it's kinda weird...
    Cotton

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  2. We are sure that farmer will be able to see his ginger sheep from a mile away!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  3. Sheep in Australia are sometimes orange....because of the red soil.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  4. We think that's a brilliant idea! As for the colour, we probably would have chosen purple. :D

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  5. Well as long as it doesnt hurt the sheep, Ive seen people dye their dogs pink for breast cancer awareness and Im not really a fan but if it doesnt hurt the dog.

    As for your question about shops here because of the storm, they are open all though some are closed. Now about 80%of our community has power. Thankfully we have bikes and live in an urban area becaue there is a HUGE gas shortage problem and massive lines at the tanks. Another storm is coming wednesday so that has people scared. I dont think it will be nearly as bad but it will hinder recovery efforts

    urban hounds

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  6. cool idea, mom want's an orange sweater :o) I think green sheeps could be funny, no one would see them in a meadow ;o)

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  7. I can't imagine how much work that must have taken! Wow!

    Sam

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  8. Prolly light purple, BOL!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  9. Hmmmm....my favorite color is PINK. I would make them HOT PINK!

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  10. Molly
    Are you sure they are wolves in orange peels?
    MOL
    Hugs madi

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  11. Hi Molly, that so cool, orange sheep do they come in any other colours? prehaps the theives will come out in a new range swag bags in fetching black and white stripe! Easy to carry off. I would like to the multi colour sheep then when I knitted a jumper I would'nt have to change the yarn.

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  12. I think that's a great idea. I think I'd go all out and do a tie-dye look!

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  13. Better watch it Molly - U say u want an orange coat? That farmer mite just git a hold of u an'dye u orange. Hmmmm - now we Beaglebratz wunder what your mom wood think 'boutz that - an orange Molly the Wally! Oh my!
    Shiloh'n The DIVA Shasta

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  14. Oh yeah, we think a purple sheep wood b good.
    S'n S

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  15. I'd tye dye them. That would be far out.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  16. Oh choice hey, how about blue, it's so nice and warm and makes for great snuggles!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

    Pees; Bites is really wraped up in the soap opera story!

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  17. BOL! I like Goose's idea! Have a great Tuesday Molly!

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  18. Now that they are Orange, the farmers would want me as a sheep dog :) Have a warm day Molly, it'z freezing.. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  19. I think those sheeps are beautiful that is one smart farmer!
    stella rose

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  20. that is too cute! i hope it works for him!

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  21. That is a clever but very strange way to stop people from sheep rustling fur sure! I wonder what the sheep thought of being dyed?

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  22. Our Lady would dye them blue. She loves blue! happy Tuesday. Lee and Phod

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  23. This post made me laugh a lot Molly - I have an absolute obsession with tartan - so tartan sheep!

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  24. My dear friends! I am so late for I started my morning rather late....OK, this is great, JUST FABULOUS! I would dye my sheep AQUA BLUE! Molly, you are the maven of the media, that is FOR SURE!!!

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  25. We would like to dye them dark blue cuz we like that color!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  26. Ewe-nique for sure. Molly, you sure do have a super way with words. You always make us smile.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  27. We love this! We'd go for bright blue, or maybe neon lime green (but just because that's the color of our favorite crinkle ball toy). Great photo! Purrs...

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  28. The sheepies must feel pretty stylish for Halloween and Thanksgiving! Maybe they can go red and green for Christmas!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  29. That's a lot of Ewe!
    I wud dye them Bright Red! I love RED! *wiggle wiggle*
    Seriously,
    Stig

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  30. What a lark - oh, sorry, they're sheep. You really are very funny :D with all your play on words. Dog gone it you're good!

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  31. Those sure are some funky orange sheep!

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  32. No way!! Moms not happy she likes taking photos of hills and if there was any orange sheep she'd have to photo shop them off!!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

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  33. They certainly are eye-catching! Wrigs doesn't have a color preference, but I thing they'd look stylish in turquoise blue.

    Susan and Wrigs

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  34. Até que a ovelha ficou bonitinha nessa cor laranja, super fashion!!! kkkkkkk

    Beijos Molly e tudo de bom *-*

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  35. It looks like those sheep are celebrating Halloween. . . or the San Francisco Giants baseball team World Series win.
    Love Noodles

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  36. Molly....
    If only I were as clever and witty as you!! You're a genius with all of these puns!! ;)
    Red. I would dye my sheep red. My favorite color!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

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  37. They do draw attention orange sheep. Asta would really love them since orange is her favorite color. I probably would tie dye them.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  38. Hmmm, I wonder whether our blogger friend, the Knights Shelties has any orange sheep. Do you think they are good for making orange marmalade?

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  39. Hi Molly!
    Orange sheeps?? Seriously?
    That's very interesting... great post Molly!

    André Moreiras
    Passos Caninos

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  40. Great idea on the farmer's behalf. We love the orange colour. Maybe they could be all rainbow coloured like a box of smarties. Thanks for the laugh today sweetie pie. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  41. Molly, you always cover the best stories! I like Easy's idea of camouflage:-)

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  42. I think that orange sheep is a great idea to deter thieves!

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  43. BOL! What a 'bright' idea :) I wonder if the dye changes their taste? ;)

    Be-ewe-tifully done my dear Molly :)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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