Most of us Good Old Boys are just as smart as Townies, something which always comes as a nasty surprise when the latter move out to the Rural Dream (wherever that is) and they find themselves struggling to keep up with a world they do not begin to comprehend.

News comes (here) that StrawHeads are not entirely unknown, however, but are alive and well in a field near you.

All of us love the Glorious Failures of this world and Farmer Paul Barkes of Thorpe Farm Country Park and Falconry Centre in the Yorkshire Dales will take his inclusion in that gallant company in the spirit with which this post is intended, it being a Tribute to the Hoist With Your Own Petard Club.

File under: ‘dog’, ‘man’, ‘bites’

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