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During August 2018, Jean Wilson, Matterdale’s esteemed Herdwick sheep breeder, left me in charge of her sheep in the field at the back of our house. Feeding the sheep became a daily event enjoyed by visiting grandchildren. They loved the way that the chickens avoided being stood on as they joined the sheep eating at the trough. The highlight, however, was giving a bottle to Frank, the orphaned pet lamb. This turned out to be a treat too for Millie, our dog, who’d suck along with Frank as evidenced in this video clip!
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