Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Heavy Load, My Ass

Village Wants The Haul Of Fame

Gloucestershire villagers have applied for a council grant to buy a donkey to help them lug their shopping up a steep hill. More than 30 residents on narrow Rack Hill in Chalford cannot reach their homes by car. They are fed up hauling shopping up the steep 100-yard hill and say donkeys, used in the village until the 50s, are an eco-friendly alternative to a new road. Anna Usborne, leading the campaign, applied to the parish council to buy a donkey from a nearby sanctuary.

FOOTNOTE: Beg, steal or burro.

15 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

Your headline cracked me up!!!!!!

Ornery's Wife said...

Who do you suppose will clean up after the little guy? What a hoot, but I don't guess I'd think so if I lived at the top of the hill!
TM

Mima said...

I remember seeing a TV clip on this town, it is one very steep hill, and they use pull along carts! The hill is incredibly steep, and there was a little shop actually on the hill, can you imagine having to get everything for the shop down the slope for every delivery. It was really picturesque, but I wouldn't want to live there!

Hammer said...

Like the old adage says: "s**t rolls down hill."

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Mules of destruction...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Once again your footnote cracked me up. Okay, you chose to live there then deal with it. How about moving. For Pete's sake. People amaze me. :)

KaiBlueCreations said...

Aloha David,
If you've ever been to Clovelly (http://www.devonguide.com/Clovelly/)or golds hill in dorset..
they use donkeys there to carry things up and down the hills..
It's a common thing in the UK..lol..
Im sure a few shopping bags will be fine for a sturdy one ..
Peace n fun, Kai

KaiBlueCreations said...

Aloha David,
If you've ever been to Clovelly (http://www.devonguide.com/Clovelly/)or golds hill in dorset..
they use donkeys there to carry things up and down the hills..
It's a common thing in the UK..lol..
Im sure a few shopping bags will be fine for a sturdy one ..
Peace n fun, Kai

Sandi McBride said...

I remember the narrow little roads and us driving a big chevy...soon learned to park that bad boy and bought a nice little British car...a lovely Jag...hated to sell it and leave it's little behind and haul that fat a** home! I'm with the citizens on this one!
Sandi

Lew said...

Sometimes the old way of doing things still works best!

indicaspecies said...

Oh David I did not fail to notice you are talking about the burro,...the ass, and not burrow,...the hole
Haha!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

What a brilliant idea, here's hoping they get what they're asking for.

Am'n2deep said...

Just one donkey--for 30 residents? I'm thinking that's going to be one busy donkey!

D... said...

Ah, David, you never cease to amuse me with your clever wit!

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