365 Project – Day 267

Herdwick TUP. At the Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet on Sunday I came across this splendidly horned Herdwick Tup. In the local vernacular all male sheep are known as tups, hence the mating season is ‘Tupping Time’. One of the useful facts I learned is that all Herdwick tups have horns whilst the ladies don’t; sometimes the…

The Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet

Some of you may remember that last Christmas Eve I blogged ab out how following two shepherds on Twitter had helped to reconnect me to my childhood growing up on a farm. I have continued to follow them and in particular one blogger, @herdyshepherd1, has been particularly interesting with his daily Tweets on the travails…

365 Project – Day 264

Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet. Today we have been to the Borrowdale Shepherds’ Meet and I will blog about it in detail in The Sixwheeler Chronicles when I get home and back to a faster WiFi connection. We had a truly wonderful and charming day; there were sheep being judged, sheepdog trials, dogs being judged (as well…