September 10, 2012

Why Don’t Sheep Shrink In The Rain?

With the British summer as it has been, the sheep are spending more time wet than dry, so why is it they don’t shrink like our woollen […]
September 8, 2012

Wet Wet Wet

It’s official – the British summer in 2012 has seen the highest rainfall on record! As per the 80s band it’s been wet wet wet. More like winter […]
September 7, 2012

Is your system working for you?

I will never forget the first time I sheared a sheep. I knew what to do and even so, it took me 45 minutes to do. […]
September 6, 2012

Is it the goals scored or the penalties missed that count?

Just like kicking a football around, when we are shearing we have a great deal of fun. It is very much a team effort with everybody […]
September 5, 2012

Roll over and die. Are sheep so silly?

Unbelievable as it is yes. They can just do that. It is because they have no choice. What do I mean? At this time of year […]
September 4, 2012

What has the price of wool got to do with washing machines?

Two years ago I sold half a tonne of wool. That is a lot of wool, some white, black, brown and some black and white. The […]
September 3, 2012

The hardest thing about shearing a sheep…

I can only imagine how the magnificent Ellie Simmonds felt when she first faced a 400m swim. I’m sure there were times when she wasn’t feeling […]
August 28, 2012

What makes a good team?

For me it has to be the shepherd and his dog. One man and his dog can do so much if they understand each other, with […]
August 21, 2012

What can the greetings card industry teach us about ‘chunks’?

After celebrating a big birthday I found it is easier to think in “chunks”. For a shepherd there are four chunks in the year. Each year can […]
August 17, 2012

Are you leading a dog’s life? For better or worse?

We’ve all worked in a team where we’ve not got the reward we have wanted. Perhaps it was overlooked. You know the feeling – you have […]
August 8, 2012

Individual medal, team victory

Ponderings of guest blogger Caroline Palmer (aka Bo-Peep) The London 2012 Olympic Games continues to be the most amazing event providing us all with so many […]
July 24, 2012

Time for ‘new’ year’s resolutions

At long last I have finished shearing after one of the wettest Summers I can remember for a long time. At this time of the year […]
July 20, 2012

5 minutes or 2 hours – what’s the difference?

Recently at a reception in aid of a local charity for the homeless, I was asked (as I often am) which client teams round up the […]
July 13, 2012

£20m or £2m – what’s your target?

Large or small, we all have them and we all set them. Most of us automatically set numerous targets every day whether it is what time […]