Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Sign of Sheep

Where sheep do safely graze, in the Howgill Fells
And enjoying the spring grass, not too far away in Ravenstonedale. There has been an inn at this crossroads since the 17th Century.  The 7 acre Crossbank nature reserve is at the rear of the Fat Lamb inn, a popular bird watching area.  I don't know which is the greater attraction the birds or a well stocked bar.

An entry to Signs, Signs

11 comments:

Genie said...

Love those sheep. When we were in Ireland, I was so surprised to see their rear ends in either one color or another....guess it’s the way you separate the boys from the girls. Here in the countryside of VA, we have a sheep herd just down the road form us, but no colors are pated on them.

Lesley said...

I hope those first sheep son't see the second sign... they might get worried.

Martha Z said...

The signs tell the visitor what keeps the economy going.
I guess if only one half of a couple enjoys bird watching the other can console himself in the bar.

Postcardy said...

I wonder whether they serve lamb at the Fat Lamb. I love lamb, and it is very expensive and seldom available here.

Inger-M said...

I love that restaurant sign, and I would definitely eat there if they serve lamb; I love it!

RedPat said...

I would go for the birdwatching and then a drink or 2!

MamaGirl said...

I'd love to go see what the nature reserve offers and then a pint afterwards.

MamaGirl

Luna Miranda said...

those who aren't bird-watchers can always entertain themselves in the bar.:p lovely signs.

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Ebie said...

Maybe the Fat Lamb Inn serves buffet. Very interesting name.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well....the well-stocked bar might help the bird watching (you might just see some exotic species if you stayed there long enough ;>)....

It looks, seriously, like it would be a great place to have lunch after a morning of birding!

EG Wow said...

Ah, signs of sheep! Wonderful. More and more sheep farms seem to be popping up around Ontario but I don't think I've ever seen such nice signs.