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Guess What Happened this Evening?

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  Now as you all know we live on a small life-style block (six acres) in the middle of no-where, or as the locals would say “the wop-wops.  71 more words

Shearing at Beck Meetings

Words and photos by Rob FraserI have passed this remote building on the open moor of Swaledale Head on a number of occasions. Squat and square, with an angled chimney stack and a partly repaired roof, this old shed is surrounded by three walled in enclosures, I recognised it as some sort of sheep station and have seen a few tools on the walls, reminders of work carried out a while back. 543 more words

Yorkshire Dales Farms

Summer: sheep shearing at Hoggarths Farm

7 July 2017

Words and images: John Bentley

Over the past three months I’ve been able to get close to some of the everyday work on a Yorkshire Dales sheep farm, following the activities of the Calvert family at Hoggarths Farm in Swaledale.  879 more words

Swaledale Sheep

Shearing 101: What happens?

Having grown up on a working sheep farm, I have witnessed thousands of sheep be sheared safely and professionally.

So it really bothers me when organisations like PETA suggest it is a “violent and terrifying process”. 861 more words


Medieval Monday: The Labors of June

In the Middle Ages, the arrival of June meant not only a change in the weather, but a shift in daily labors, and in what was on the menu to eat. 465 more words

Allison D. Reid