Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sheep heads also known as Smileys

*Not for sensitive viewers*

Believe it or not, but sheep heads, known as smileys, is a township delicacy.  The heads are thrown in the fire where all the hair are burned off.  The "cook" then uses white hot irons and blades that are pushed into the fire to burn and cut off the remaining hair and unwanted parts.  There after the heads get split open with an axe, all the unwanted inside bits cleaned and then get cooked. The reason for the name smiley is the fact that after the heads come out the fire the lips roll back and the teeth becomes visible, making it look like the head is smiling.  Not everybody's cup of tea I know, but very much sought after and in the township.


  1. No, certainly not everyone's "cup of tea"... enough to make me a vegetarian