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Five generations of shepherds

Sometimes I bring the sheep back to the barn, but most days I just leave it to the expert. He somehow manages to send the dogs half-way up a mountain and then have them bring the sheep down at a … Continue reading

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When Little Bo Peep (almost) lost her sheep

“Rrrrrrrr tay” I trilled, trying to copy the way that French shepherds rolled their r’s in a sort of high-pitched Spanish accent when they called their sheep. “Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr” The sheep stayed imobile at the edge of the field poised to … Continue reading

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It’s lambing time again

I don’t know what it is about lambing that always draws me back to this blog. Something seems to pull me up to the sheep barn around this time every year and then drags me back down to the computer. There … Continue reading

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My corner of paradise

  Yes, our blue skies are back again. I know I’m rubbing it in, but being English means that I have been endowed with a lifelong fascination with the weather. I just can’t stop talking about it. Think of it … Continue reading

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