Road to the Woolshed

True Origin of “Taken to the Woodshed?”

Well, this photo is a woolshed reminded me of that saying about being taken to the woodshed. I actually thought it was woolshed till I Googled it and felt dumb. Anyway, I started poking around to try to find the origin… I could not find it. I thought maybe it came from Dickens or Shakespeare, but I did not see anything definitive…. smart readers here can probably figure it out I bet! 🙂

Daily Photo – Road to the Woolshed

After shooting the sunset, the entire class and I walked down this road together to have dinner at the Wool Shed. It was a fun, catered event, and a great way to wrap up the week. We didn’t end up walking down the road at the same time. In fact, I’m surprised everyone found their way here. We were spread out all over creation (although I invited people to stay near me if they wished!). A few people stayed with me, but others went off to seek their fortune on other faraway hills around Bendemeer. I had trouble finding the spot, so maybe they did too!

Road to the Woolshed

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  • I guess Susan never took you out to the woodshed or you’d know where that phrase came from.

  • Casper van Zyl

    Love the surroundings,very picturesque.

  • Hey Trey, does “class” mean the school went to give a talk or the Photo Adventure?

  • Rene Smith

    I definitely had trouble. When it was about time to head back I suddenly thought hang on, I have no idea where I am! I was so caught up in the beautiful surroundings that I’d lost track of how many fields I’d crossed and fences I’d jumped. I ran into some of the others which was a relief (even if they were as lost as me) and we eventually got there. That was a fun night.

  • Beautiful photo, Trey!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

  • susan ratcliff

    Wow – sooo beautiful!! This is a lovely place! I don’t know – when I think of woodshed I think of Tom Sawyer – probably wrong though! 🙂

  • David Hendershot

    Great Photo to end a great week in New Zealand. It was an awesome experience.

  • hansmast

    There was a time period in which a common instrument of corporal punishment was a stick from the firewood shed (known as the woodshed). The phrase originally meant to literally take a child to the woodshed to give them a spanking. Since then, it’s come to mean punishing anyone verbally or otherwise.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thank you very much ! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Aha !

  • Dee

    Lovely location. I would so love if you have a class in the US. I will be the first to sign-up 🙂

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