For the love of Roger

One of the reasons I moved to this quirky abode was the fact there were two sheep in the paddock. Roger & Dave the elderly & overweight Romneys grazed happily year in, year out. Every year they were shorn and initially the fleeces were usable, in later years not so good. I had 2 of the good fleeces spun up into a nice yarn.
Every autumn I’d pick up all the windfalls in the village and in our orchard and give them a couple every day, this meant that every time they saw me they’d Baaa.
As with every life there is an end and Rogers came yesterday. He had struggled with arthritis for a while and the regular injections were not helping. The vet came and with blackbirds singing in the twilight he took his last breath. Dave is now a batchelor, he too struggles under his immense weight but we will make a fuss of him and hopefully he

will be happy for a while longer.

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2 Comments to “For the love of Roger”

  1. its so good, in these days of intensive farming practices, to hear story of animals loved and well cared for. RIP Roger

  2. What a beautiful heartfelt homage Jay. So lovely to meet you tonight, learn about what you do and hear how much you loved Roger and are caring for Dave. Anytime you need help with any of the animals, let me know. May Roger find peace over the rainbow bridge RIP Mandy x

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