Welcome to the July episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd.
The next big task after shearing is weaning. It’s a topic which prompts many questions. Why is it done? How do shepherds manage the process? Does it upset the ewe or its lambs?
We also discuss why now is a good time for sheep farmers to sell some of this year’s lambs.
Next month, August, is the quietest time in the shepherding calendar. It’s a time for planning, maintenance and, in theory, having a well-earned break!
Many of you will also being enjoying some time out, so SheepDip will join the flock and return, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, in September.
Meanwhile, if you’ve got a burning question for the shepherd? Email [email protected] or message him through our Facebook page and your question could feature in a future episode from the farm.
Enjoy – and thank ewe for tuning in 🙂
Sheep, Shepherd or Dog – which one are ewe? Take our personality quiz and find out.
Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:
Caroline Palmer – Top Dog and Co-Founder, Raising the Baa
Chris Farnsworth – Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the Baa