Frozen cow.

A farmer goes out to his field one morning only to find all of his Cows frozen solid. As far as the eye can see are cows, motionless like statues. It had been a bitterly cold night, but he'd never thought anything like this would happen. The realisation of the situation then dawned on him. With his entire livestock gone, how would he make ends meet? How would he feed his wife & kids? How would he pay the mortgage? He sat with his head in his hands, trying to come to terms with his impending poverty.

Just then, an elderly woman walked by, "What's the matter?" she asked.

The farmer gestured toward the frozen cows & explained his predicament to the woman.

Without hesitation the old woman smiled & began to rub one of the cows noses. After a few seconds the cow began to twitch & was soon back to normal & chewing the cud. One by one, the old woman defrosted the cows until the whole field was full of healthy animals.

The farmer was delighted & asked the woman what she wanted as a repayment for her deed. She declined his offer & walked off across the field.

Another woman who was passing by & had witnessed the whole thing approached the farmer asking "You know who that was don't you?"

"No" said the farmer "who?"

"Thora Hird."

Don't blame me - I'm only passing this one on .