Category Archives: Dogs

The hired help

Nobody loves the sheep as much as our two sheepdogs, Flossy and Elfie. And nobody enjoys going to work as much as they do. The highlight of their day is when the doors to the sheep barn open and the … Continue reading

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The demon shoe-eater

It’s hard to believe that this little chap.. looked this just a few weeks ago.. In a very short time he has become one of the more endearing aspects of the farm, as if 280 lambs weren’t enough. Don’t be taken … Continue reading

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Hitting the bottle

I abandoned my dearly beloved for a week to visit my sister, but it was business as usual in the sheep barn. Lambs were born and bottle fed when necessary.. ..and any leftovers always went to the most hardworking mutt. … Continue reading

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Introducing Figaro

Not all our new arrivals are woolly. This little chap was born a couple of weeks ago and apparently is set to become the next hunting dog extraordinaire. As an Ariegeois bloodhound, the onerous and delicate task of accompanying the various … Continue reading

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Dora, the sheep droppings explorer

This little cutie has been with us for about 10 days now. Christened “Dora” by my mother-in-law, she is the latest working addition to the farm, although at only two months old she is more interested in the kids and our … Continue reading

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