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Monday, September 7th 2020

As part of the everyday duties the sheep have to be checked to see that they are happy and contented and all is well.

It is important to count that there are 15 of them.  This can be difficult as they lie in the Heather and are almost completely hidden.

However when some are spotted on the access road you know that there are not 15 in the paddock!

After a quick nibble of the Beech hedge they wandered back to the quad bike track. 

With careful, gentle herding they walked down the track towards Gerry, whilst the gate was opened and they walked quietly back into the paddock wondering what all the fuss was about!

All in a day's work!

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