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Offline Skoosh

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Re: It's a Shepherds life
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 06 June 20 19:17 BST (UK) »
Sheep & Shepherds on BBC4 right now, "This Farming Life!" assisted by quad-bikes right enough!  ;D

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Re: It's a Shepherds life
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 06 June 20 19:56 BST (UK) »
Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owens is on TV sometimes and on Twitter & writes books. She muses if original fell-runners were sheep-gatherers.
James Rebanks Herdy Shepherd books and Twitter. One of his dogs died yesterday.
Hill Top Farm (Howgils) @hilltopfarmgirl She has black Wensleydale sheep.  I like her social distancing measurements "Keep the length of a belted Galloway away from other people to avoid coronavirus" ("and 3 Belted Galloway lengths away from a Belted Galloway").
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Re: It's a Shepherds life
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 07 June 20 17:03 BST (UK) »
James Rebanks is a descendant of a long line of shepherds, in the Lake District, looking after Herdwicks.  His book “the shepherd’s Life”, a tale of the Lake District, was published in paperback by Penguin in 2016 at £9.99.
An excellent read.
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Re: It's a Shepherds life
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 07 June 20 18:32 BST (UK) »
James Rebanks is a descendant of a long line of shepherds, in the Lake District, looking after Herdwicks.  His book “the shepherd’s Life”, a tale of the Lake District, was published in paperback by Penguin in 2016 at £9.99.
An excellent read.
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Re: It's a Shepherds life
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 07 June 20 22:50 BST (UK) »
My replies #1 &#2 are about shepherding in Northern England in 20th century but most of the practices were old then.
The price farmers are paid for wool now is half what it was 40 years ago. It costs more to shear a sheep than the fleece is worth.
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