11 April, 2010

Orc Farm

You thought Orcs were a figment of Tolkien's imagination? Think again...




























Seen near Thorington Street (map here), on the Suffolk-Essex border.

13 comments:

Scott Oden said...

I LIKE IT!!

I think I'll get a similar sign made for my house ;)

Constance Brewer said...

Who knew Orc farming would be the next agricultural revolution?!

Meghan said...

Are they next to Hobbit Hill? Because that would be awesome.

Rick said...

So THAT's where orcs come from. It explains quite a bit, actually.

Carla said...

Scott - You're welcome :-) I saw the sign and thought of you.

Constance - Who indeed?

Meghan - Alas, no, not that I know of.

Rick - It would have to be extraodinarily productive to be the source of all Tolkien's teeming armies of darkness :-)

Rick said...

Oh, not all from this one farm! But if they are grown as a crop, that eliminates some rather repellant speculation about how the supply is kept up.

Scott Oden said...

Carla, you should stop in there one day and tell them you have a friend in America who'd like to know how deep English Orcs are planted :)

Ben Kane said...

Excellent! I've seen a couple of Rivendells before, but never an Orc Farm. Thanks for the pics and post, Carla.

Carla said...

Rick - Didn't we discuss here a while ago the possibility of Orcs being parthenogenetic? In which case I suppose one could farm them like bees.

Scott - That's probably a trade secret :-)

Ben - Hello and welcome! There are a couple of Rivendells and Lothloriens around, but fortunately not very near to Orc Farm. I wonder if it's a traditional name or if the owners had a sense of humour?

Gabriele C. said...

They have to make sure no trolls escape from the neighbour farm, though. Don't want to have any trollocs around. :)

Carla said...

Gabriele - no, indeed. Trollocs are about the only thing I can remember about 'Wheel of Time'; definitely not creatures you want to have around :-)

Rick said...

Yes, we did speculate about parthenogenesis in orcs.

It would be really wonderful if it is a traditional name, not an LOTR joke.

Carla said...

Rick - Or a misspelling, or some sort of acronym, or something equally mundane.