July 2014

Summer musings on flies and welfare

Sue Blacker's picture
18 July, 2014 - 13:03 | Sue Blacker

This is a lovely picture of Jane Cooper with her Boreray flock, being shepherded by her chickens!  Or that's what it looks like, anyway ... it could simply be that all of them are hopefully following the bucket Jane is carrying.

Jane's flock is amongst the most well tended anywhere - partly because she is very new to the job and partly because she cares a great deal and knows that good health and welfare produce good wool, skins and meat.  I would hope that my sheep are equally well tended.  Nevertheless, neither of these flocks would exist were it not that we wanted them to.  The big question behind this is, of course, why?

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