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Thomas the Shepherd!

Posted... Jul 9th

Meet our resident shepherd…

Most of you will recognise Thomas as the son of Adam and Laura, but what you maybe don’t know is that Thomas now has his own flock of sheep!

Having been surrounding by farming all his life, it’s no wonder Thomas has followed in the footsteps of his family and has equally as much passion for animals!  Farming is most definitely in his blood.

Thomas has been taught the complete food story and knows that his lamb will be going into the farm shop butchery when they are ready.  He is looking forward to roast lamb for tea! He even thinks Daddy may give him some pennies for them! We will see!

A Day in the Life of Shepherd Thomas.

Thomas looks after a flock of new season lambs, all lambed with his help.  When they were lambing the sheep were moved to the field next to his house so he could keep a close eye on them.  He checked on them regularly – before school and before he went to bed.  Great excitement when one was lambing!

Like our other farm animals, the lambs are grass fed, that graze on the rich pastures on the banks of the River Lyd.

He raises 14 sheep in total, a special 6th birthday present, and like a true farmer, he cares and feeds them every night after school.  They run towards him when they see him coming hoping that he has some tasty nuts in his bucket.

 

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