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We sheared all of our sheep last week. Bennet, a friend from Harlech, was kind enough to come over to help do the shearing. A tough job on a hot sunny day. I know I wouldn’t have the skill or the stamina to do it.

We don’t get paid much for the wool these days. The money we do get from the local depot just about covers the cost of hiring two helpers on the day. But it’s an essential process as it prevents the seep from overheating during the hot summer months and getting infected by flies and other bugs. Sheep aren’t Louise’s favorite topic at the moment. She was “run over” whilst protecting her roses by a couple of stray sheep who had jumped the cattle grid at the end of our lane. She’s still limping now, but I suspect she’s after a bit of sympathy.

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