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bodger

The best sort of sheep?

I'm going to be getting some of the best sort of sheep that you can get, namely somebody else's. Since the last of the old horses went to the big stable in the sky, we've been fighting a losing battle to keep the grass in check. Later this week, a local farmer is going to put some of his sheep on our ground. It means I get to look at them over the gate, check there water when I feed the pigs and he gets to look after them when things go wrong. Like I said, definitely the best sort of sheep to have. I must admit to rather looking forward to their arrival.
Dave C

Are you getting paid in lamb john ?

I got half a lamb of my farmer mate opposite us
Which was payment for helping him with his barn roof a few weeks back  
bodger

I've always been able to borrow his super duper Ifor Williams pig trailer.
Dave C

Sounds like a trade mate  
Christine

When things go wrong?

Bodger you are such an innocent with sheep. They have more ways to commit suicide than cucumbers which will die as soon as you look at them. Take you mobile with you charged every day.

There speaks experience. I never even got December 25th off on our farm.
bodger

I've kept my own sheep before, that's why I'm more than happy to have some borrowed sheep rather than my own.
Rick & Carol

Touch wood we've had a neighbours sheep on the land for the last 3 years & no mishaps. In return he cuts all the hedgerows, tops the field & pays a peppercorn rent.

Our immediate neighbour on the other hand has another neighbouring farms sheep and the last three years has had dead 'uns every time. Last year he must have had something toxic on his field as within 24 hours of the little flock arriving 5 were dead or dying and I (as said neighbour was away) had to track down the owner before he lost the rest.
sod

Christine wrote:
When things go wrong?

Bodger you are such an innocent with sheep. They have more ways to commit suicide than cucumbers which will die as soon as you look at them. Take you mobile with you charged every day.

There speaks experience. I never even got December 25th off on our farm.


So very much agree. We have none now, only sheep we like is lamb on plate with mint sauce
bodger

Forget the sheep. I've just been on the phone to the guy to see where they are and he says that he's left it too late and that the rams are going in with them. Instead, he's promising to turn up next week with some of last years calves.

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