The shepherd has not been well. With over 200 sheep on the Farm to check every morning he is sorely missed. Whatever the weather, come rain, wind, sunshine or even snow the sheep have to be looked after. I receive instructions and off I go every morning doing the rounds. I am certainly not an expert but have been told to look for signs of sheep limping, walking slower than usual or stuck in the brambles. Its more involved than you think and then you have to count them – but they keep moving ! Was that 60 in that field or 58 ? and so on. In the end I draft in help from the willing guests staying in the cottage. All part of the fun of staying on a working Farm.