The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16718   Message #1567195
Posted By: Bunnahabhain
20-Sep-05 - 07:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Sheepstealer
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Sheepstealer
"We killed the sheep and skinned it all upon an open bough".

A bough is a stout branch, and to me an open bough suggests one projecting clear of the tree.

The easy way to bleed and skin a sheep, before butchering and cooking it is by suspending it by it's hind legs. A stout tree branch is an ideal location for this.