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Swaledales, a ditch and preparing for lambing...

Emma Heseltine: We are moving some of the ewes about at Stone Raise and have discovered some interlopers. There are two Swaledales lurking in the flock. I think they have joined for the good eats and the treacle. The trouble is someone will be missing them. We ring a few people who have rent-a-sheep in the area to find the owner.

17 February 2013 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 1

Hedges, growing and beef...

Emma Heseltine: This time of year it is all about hedges and I’ve been working on two this week. The first, at Wallacefield, is a fairly well contained affair that just needs a little off the top. We work our way along with loppers taking out the straggly bits and piling them up on one side of the fence to make a bonfire later. It is of course full of blackthorn which is the spikiest natural substance known to man.

27 January 2013 | 3 Comments | Recommended by 4

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