Friday, July 22, 2011

Pepper Pot

The heat wave has moved off to the south and east (sorry guys) and we are back to normal summer weather that doesn't feel like your lungs are stuffed with warm, damp cotton.  It's such a relief.  

I got out in the pasture with Pepper and Sprite yesterday- Sprite helped me move the lambs, then Pepper worked on moving the other group of sheep from one pen to another.   She was very excited, but we worked for quite a while on several groups of sheep and she settled down.     I threw in a little driving around the small pen too.  
I can't decide if Pepper's nickname, Pepper Pot, comes more from a pot containing pepper, or the revolver.
From Wiki:   "The pepper-box revolver or simply pepperbox (also "pepper-pot", from its resemblance to the household pepper grinder) is a multiple-barrel repeating firearm that has three or more barrels grouped around a central axis."

But it's definitely not related to the Pepperpots of Monty Python's Flying Circus.. 

"The term Pepperpots refers to any of the middle-aged, matronly types played by the men of Monty Python. A pepperpot is usually somewhat overweight and wears a rather unflattering ensemble often topped off by a small, old-fashioned hat. She holds a small purse in her gloved hands, and is very often seen out and about, apparently running errands while her husband is at work. She usually speaks in a high voice that sounds very much like that of a man imitating a woman."  
Pepper would be more likely to grow up to be one of the grannies who ride motorcycles and wear leather, and look like she could wrestle a bear.    

1 comment:

  1. I bred a little Red Merle whose owner called her Peppa (Remuda Red Peppa Stetson CDx UDx WDx ) We call her Peppa-pot! LOL :):):):)