By the barn, in the big pile of decomposing sheep manure stand some of the biggest, healthiest thistles you ever did see!
Its really hard to overstate the girth, the robust quality of these thistles. They are a deep green, with an almost aquatic shimmer as they seem practically to have risen from the earth in a single movement, a single moment.
They are stunning really. Simply stunning.
It would seem as though the rumours are true. Sheep shit is a rather effective growing medium.