Dodging the showers

Got about half the ewes and lambs home for shearing this morning. It’s always a bit of a gamble as we don’t want them home too soon or for too long but we must have them dry for shearing on Tuesday. Wet sheep are difficult to shear and the wool goes mouldy.

The rest are coming home by lorry tomorrow. Charlie can move most of them in his lorry in a couple of trips so it saves us hours of time and fuel.

If you saw Charlie’s lorry you’d think he was called ‘Charles’ but its written like that because he couldn’t find an ‘i’ in his lettering set!

We’ll also sort some lambs from this lot tomorrow and maybe wean the oldest group. We always try to do as many jobs as we can while they’re at home as its so much easier and in the dry!

Had a great market in Tenbury Wells yesterday – it’s a new one which looks very promising. Useful takings despite appalling weather and a lot of support from the public. Only problem was the wind which has wrecked our gazebo so Whyle House Lamb will need a new one which wasn’t in the budget!

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