The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary
James Shakeshaft plays against type by offering up a story that’s very nearly historically accurate.
The legend of the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary or ‘Barometz’ seemed so plausible. It was a grazing lamb that grew on a bush; it seemed like it HAD to be real. The stories were so convincing a series of extraordinarily named men launched expeditions to find it.
They didn’t find it. It’s not a real thing. Come one, a vegetable lamb? What next, strawberry crackling? Beef tomatoes? BLOOD ORANGES?!
The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft..
Featured image from The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, Henry Lee, 1887.
Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.