BY DAN NEEDLES I was in a little arts and crafts shop last week when I heard an earnest young woman with two children in tow grilling the saleswoman about a basket of “densely felted organic dryer balls” sitting in a basket beside the till. “Are they made of natural fibres?” asked the young woman. “Yes,” said the saleswoman. “They are made entirely of wool. … Continue reading Free the Sheep!
BY PHLEGYAS Let it never be said that the Church of England is lacking in leadership. Always looking ahead to the Big Issues of the day, and in doing so looking out for ourselves, we in the Church have identified a serious pandemic of Sin across the country. Worse, we, who pride ourselves on rooting out the Devil wherever he or they (sic) are lurking, … Continue reading Sin – A Modest Proposal
BY BEN EAGLE People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have lost the plot. A couple of weeks ago a representative from their organisation appeared on ITV’s This Morning programme with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to ‘inform’ viewers that sheep shearing is an inherently cruel practice and should be banned. Elisa Allen called on viewers to stop buying and wearing wool and instead … Continue reading PETA Have Lost the Plot
VICAR Dear Readers, I wish you a happy and peaceful Sunday, as ever. Since lambing season is well and truly upon us, this week I would like to draw your attention to sheep. In the Bible we Christians are often referred to as sheep. But let us not be confused by what we see in the green fields of this United Kingdom and how we … Continue reading We Are Not Sheep
BY HENRY LORD With Wales losing to the English at the Principality Stadium two weekends ago and the Kiwis desperately worried about both the rise of the English National Rugby team under Eddie Jones and the imminent British Lions tour to New Zealand (and the boss in hospital having yet another knee op), the brains trust here at Country Squire Magazine – empathetic as ever – decided … Continue reading For the Love of Sheep