The great thing about having people join us on the farm to be 'Shepherds for the day' is that they remind us just how lucky we are with our work. Like everyone we get bogged down in the day to day problems and challenges, from bills to droughts, but today we were joined by an 11 year old boy called Jo Mason and his gran Lin Hall who had bought him a 'Shepherd for the day' voucher for his birthday. Jo reminded me how i was at his age, farm mad! Jo's enthusiasm and energy has worn me out (and Belle, our sheep dog), but at the same time has reminded me what amazing places farms are. So its 10pm and i'm just off to check the sheep (again) with a spring in my step!
PS so far today 18 lambs, 1 set of triplets, 1 wet adoption and a worn out sheep dog!