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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 4 (July 1, 1938.)

Getting Things Sheep-shape

Getting Things Sheep-shape.

Not that we want to go flat out. We have to think of our sheep; it's only fair, seeing that we have twenty times as many sheep as human beings. A sheep would rather nibble three blades of grass at an altitude of fifteen hundred feet than a field of turnips at sea level. It may be uphill work, but it saves wear and tear on the neck; and the sheep gets it in the neck soon enough. You have only to try eating asparagus off the carpet to sympathise with the sheep's point of view.