Shepherd's Musings Archives - Raising The Baa
February 10, 2021
Jacobs lambs with mum

#31. A Day in the Life of a Shepherd – February

Welcome to the February episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. And in Head Shepherd Chris’ calendar, an unusual occurrence for this time […]
January 8, 2021

#26. A Day in the Life of a Shepherd – January

Welcome to the January episode of A Day in the Life of a Shepherd. Normally each episode is recorded on the farm, however on this occasion […]
November 25, 2020

#21. Wishing all shepherds a happy new year! Yes, in November…

In the second of our monthly series from the farm, we’re marking the start of the shepherding ‘new year’ – otherwise known as tupping time. You’ll […]
October 28, 2020
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#20. Introduction – monthly musings from the farm

Reflecting the English school’s half-term break we thought we’d disrupt our usual routine too. This 5-minute trailer episode is brought to you straight from the field, […]
July 30, 2020

200 sheep to shear – how would you set about the task?

I can only imagine how an aspiring climber feels when they face their first mountain. Or a novice runner having completed Couch to 5k deciding to […]
July 6, 2020

Which would you trust most – artificial or human intelligence?

So it’s early morning in my kitchen and via my phone I give the command to my dog-bot, who’s in the kennel outside, to round up […]
June 29, 2020

How much is that doggie in the….?

In June 2020 the world record was broken for the price paid for a working sheepdog at auction – £19,451.00!  Many shepherds would clearly not be […]
June 15, 2020

Are ewe establishing ‘new normal’ systems?

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. […]
November 29, 2017

Can unpredictability make ewe stronger?

I’ve always been fascinated at the reasons for people doing the jobs they do. Some of us pursue childhood dreams, but others follow a winding path […]
November 10, 2017

No pulling the wool over the sheep’s eyes

One of this week’s news headlines was “sheep have shown they can recognise familiar human faces” as a result of a Cambridge University study. So I’ve […]
October 16, 2017

What can ewe learn from bad-mannered sheep?

How are your manners? Do you wait in a queue or push to the front? Eat with your mouth open or closed? Do you help the […]
February 17, 2017

Making no mistakes? You’ve counted too many sheep

Ahead of a recent conversation with one of our earliest clients at IKEA, I read ‘The Testament of a Furniture Dealer’ from their website. A fascinating […]
January 10, 2016

Herding sheep or electing a new leader – is there common ground?

Boris or Jeremy – how should the choice be made? Emotionally, logically or purely on appearance? Will the same mistake be made as when people come […]
January 9, 2016

Do sheep have the answer to Brexit? 

Sheep live most of the time in harmony. There is little argument, with only small jostles between individuals and ultimately they all look out for each […]
March 12, 2015

Top Gear. Top Dog?

If you had a person like Jeremy Clarkson in your business, how would you handle him? Let’s switch to the shepherding world – imagine that you […]
September 15, 2014

It's all about marginal gains (and we're not talking Scotland here)

On Friday the Tour of GB cyclists whizzed through our neighbourhood and we took time out to shoot them flying past. It was a first for […]