On Friday, all the sheep were being brought down from the common grazings for the winter. There were two of this year's lambs unmarked, so John was asked if he wanted them. Now we are the proud posessors of two Cheviot X Blackface sheep - and our own croft mark, which is a red dot on the side.
Of course being suddenly responsible for stock fairly concentrates the mind, and our procrastinating about the fence came to an abrupt end. The hole next to the gate was duly repaired and made stock-proof by these two able fencers.
It's a thankless task being a shepherd boy.
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