Good morning, Poland!
Each day at noon, the court house clock tower strikes and the doors open to reveal two goats which move forward to butt heads twelve times. We take our places in the square to observe.
As promised, they come out and the school children shriek with joy each time they strike.
A legend behind the original addition of the goats to the clock mechanism states that a cook, while preparing a banquet for the voivode and other dignitaries, had burnt a roast deer, and attempted to replace it by stealing two goats from a nearby meadow. The goats escaped and ran up the town hall tower, where they attracted the attention of the townspeople when they began to butt each other (according to some versions, this drew attention to a fire which might otherwise have done significant damage). Because of the entertainment provided, the voivode pardoned both the cook and the goats, and ordered that two mechanical goats be incorporated into the new clock being made for the building.
After securing a warm, spicy beverage, we walked up to the Christmas Market and also popped into an antique store.
We purchased some candy.