Canine Crazy – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Canine Crazy – The Intrepid Shepherdess

I came to this country in 1983 and one of the things that struck me most about it, apart from the inevitable weather conversation with everyone from family through to total stranger, and the vast variety of potatoes, was how much the British love their dogs. The good...
Favouring Fleece Over Lamb Chops – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Favouring Fleece Over Lamb Chops – The Intrepid Shepherdess

It has taken me 10 years to realise that I am more a wool producer than I am a sheep farmer. For the typical commercial sheep farmer, the animals they raise annually are the core of their business as they send them off to market when they come to condition or sell...
Just Meant To Be – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Just Meant To Be – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Every lambing year brings something different. One year, I faced toxoplasmosis which resulted in weak, feeble lambs. Another year I met Schmallenberg and had to deal with deformed and dying lambs. Last year we had a myriad of mal-presentations, so much so that I gave...
Lull before the storm – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Lull before the storm – The Intrepid Shepherdess

Storm Gareth be damned, I am preparing for a tempest of my own. We are about a fortnight off lambing. The ewes have been given their boluses (to ensure correct absorption of much-needed minerals and trace elements), inoculated, wormed and scanned. I am bringing them...

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