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In the Lambing Shed. Threee.

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Vicky S (U2258400) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Niick's post prandial snooze was disturbed by a sharp voice.

    "Stop it ewe two. I've told ewe before, you'll have that hurdle over if you don't stop messing about. See? What did I say? Ewe've broken it now, I'll have to scuff some straw over that corner so no-one.... oh , hello Niick. Didn't see ewe there."

    "Hello Emmaa . Didn't realise ewe'd moved in next door. I thought ewe were in the end pen this year."

    Emmaa tossed her head . "Last minute arrangement, that end pen's a bit small and what with me having triplets this year I've moved us up here. Handy really, next to my muum and all. Best all round for us . Warmer too, that end pen's a bit nippy...... for the last time STOP IT EWE TWO!""

    "Triplets ewe say? Congratulations, but - I can only see two?"

    "Oh these aren't mine! I'm not due til next weeek.They're Heelen's. I'm minding them for her while she and Brendaa work on something. Stop it ewe two! I've told ewe before! If ewe don't play nicely I won't let ewe have any more of these special sheep nuts."

    "Now I am confused," laughed Niick, snuggling her own sleepy lambs a bit closer. "I didn't think ewe and Heelen were that close. And as for Brendaa - what's shee doing in the shed? She's not eeven expecting after she got paired off with that useless tup. All boast but no produce that one! I hear he's meatballs now."

    "Aactuually Niick, me and Heelen are quite close ewe know. I realise people saay she's a bid odd and that some of her ideas are funny but I'm staarting to think think a lot of what she says makes sense. The way she talks about it taking a whole flock to raise a lamb -makes good sense to mee. That's why I'm minding theese two for her today so she and Brendaa can have a meeting. She'll do the same for me when my three come."

    "I'm sure she will," said Niick, trying to keep the doubt out of her voice. "And she's fine about them having sheep nuts is she?"

    "They got peckish," said Emmaa quickly. "And originally I was only going to have them for half an hour but her meeting's overrun by a few hours and they've eaten all the organic oats and ivy she gave me. Anyway, it won't harm them. My George and my Keeera had sheep nuts from day one."

    "Riight," Niick chewed reflectively , "So what's this meeting about? Heelen and Brendaa?"

    "Something about putting together a How To leaflet for new ewes. You know, teat care, nutrition, providing a stimulating environment. That sort of thing. They've been trying out some of their ideas on Viickee."

    "Have they now?" Niick was thoughtful, "And how did that go down?"

    "Oh ewe know. These geeriatric preemaaa graaavidaas, they think they know it all from day one. But Heelen and Brendaa'll sort her out. Viickee's not much bothered anyway, as long as her precious little singleton has first pick of the best straw she doesn't care about anything else. " Emmaa shrugged and the feed sack she wore tied around her shoulders slipped off her back.

    "Goodness Emmaa, Bit early for shearing isn't it? Ewe must be freezing. And, if ewe don't mind me asking, who in heavens name did it for ewe? It looks a bit erm rough."

    Emmaa looked defensive. "I was doing a favour for someone. I don't think it's too bad for a first attempt, and anyway. It'll grow back." She wriggled the sack back up over her shoulders and turned back to the lambs. "Oh for goodness sake! Look what ewe've done now. Which one of ewe did that, come on own up, it must have been one of ewe , ewe little......."


    Niick closed her eyes. "Takes the whole flock? Ewe bet it does." she thought as she drifted off to sleep.




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  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by JustJanie - Fairweather Strider (U10822512) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Fantaaaaaaastic, Viiiicky!

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by DiamondLil (U11107751) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Ewe are brilliant Vicky, ewe really are...

    Lil

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  • Message 4

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    Posted by Celtic Tiger (U2229153) on Friday, 1st February 2013



    If only.....

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by Celtic Tiger (U2229153) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    Sorry, copy and pasting went a bit wrong. I meant

    "He's meatballs now."

    If only....

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Nelson_G (U13801071) on Thursday, 7th February 2013

    Maaarvelous

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by Deb Z (U2256349) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    << She's not eeven expecting after she got paired off with that useless tup>>

    My favourite remark!

    Deb

    Do we have to wait until next year for another installment???

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  • Message 8

    , in reply to message 7.

    Posted by Vicky S (U2258400) on Sunday, 10th February 2013

    Do we have to wait until next year for another installment??? 

    This from the woman who has kept us hanging on for a llama tale for I don't know how long!!!


    And yes. Next year. They are very hard to write ewe know.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Vicky S (U2258400) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Do we have to wait until next year for another installment??? 

    This from the woman who has kept us hanging on for a llama tale for I don't know how long!!!


    And yes. Next year. They are very hard to write ewe know. 



    Gosh. Overtaken by events. Lambing Shed 2014 cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. At least I gave a decent period of notice.

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