Bo-Peep: An Unsavoury Tail


“Well, I’m not hanging around waiting to get shoved into an oven (season well, cook at a low temperature for three hours) with a bunch of rosemary,” said Roger the well-hung ram.

“Yeah, sod that for a game of soldiers,” said Larry, a lamb. “Who wants to end up in a stewpot (brown the bite-sized cubes on all sides before adding vegetables and stock, simmer for six hours), eh ?”

“Okay, boys and girls, see that gap in the fence? We’re off!”
“Help! They’ve all gone walkies,” moaned Bo Peep, a small non-vegetarian shepherdess and latest intern. “Any thoughts, anyone?”



This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

45 Responses to Bo-Peep: An Unsavoury Tail

  1. JustDeb says:

    Loved this! I have never had lamb. Something to look forward to.

  2. Sarah Ann says:

    So funny. Poor Bo-Peep though. I fancy her internship might not last much longer. Who knew shee could be so wilful?

  3. Haha, this was a good read. We actually pass a sign on the A38 in Devon (I think that’s the road) at the side of which is a sign, “The Well Hung Meat Company”. Not that I noticed that description of your ram, or anything…..

  4. Nan Falkner says:

    I’d love a copy of your cookbook – put it on Ebay. You are so clever, great idea for a story and I love the format. Awesome and delicious! Nan 🙂

  5. elappleby says:

    I think Roger may be deluding himself. If he was really that well endowed, he’d escape the pot and be kept for breeding 🙂 Great story – the mini-recipes added something a little special.

  6. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Patrick,

    Everyone picked up on the well hung ram, they just didn’t want anyone to know that they did. Ewe did a good job cooking this story up.



  7. Amy Reese says:

    So funny, Patrick! I think Bo likes her sheep a little too much. Just how is there a gap in the fence? I wonder. I bet she’s a good cook. I agree with Rochelle. I’m waiting for this to come out on Pixar. You should pitch it!

  8. wmqcolby says:

    Well, I most CERTAINLY saw the “well hung” ram part. But, that aside, this was a terrifically original take on the prompt. Well-hu … I mean, well-DONE!

  9. Patrick, Good story. We both seemed to have the same person in mind. In my story she had more than a hole in the fence to worry about, but that possibly contributed to the problem. Humorous and well written. 🙂 —Susan

  10. Dear Patrick,

    Thanks for the cooking tips. 😉 I love a good lamb chop. Was anyone else beside me disturbed by the “well hung ram?” I’m waiting for your story to come out on Pixar. Cute.



  11. Bastet says:

    Nice…poor Bo Peep, she’s gone and lost her sheep! But they seemed to be in the know better than she and what interesting recipes!

  12. Lucy says:

    Very cute. Those sheep know how to cook, don’t they? Well done, Lucy

  13. I enjoyed the recipes, but I’m standing here in the kitchen with this live lamb and ….

  14. well cooked ram.. yummy.. and mint sauce perhaps

  15. Jan Brown says:

    Love the recipes–what an original format! Five stars 🙂

  16. draliman says:

    Ooh, I feel hungry now. Is that wrong? I guess Bo Peep and crew should have kept their fence in better order.
    Fun story!

  17. Alice Audrey says:

    So the BoPeeps get worn out with all the running off? Interns always get the worst of it.

  18. Run sheep run! Great story as always Patrick!

  19. I, too, enjoyed the interlude of recipes in brackets. This is clever.

  20. MythRider says:

    The truth of Bo Peep is finally revealed. Good job.

  21. Ah. A nursery as told from the other side. Nicely written

  22. misskzebra says:

    Love the recipes in brackets!

I'd love to read what you think ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s