Having stumbled upon Harry Potter number 6 to watch one evening, I discovered that neither Number 3 nor I had a clue what was going on. So we decided to do a Harry Potter marathon, seeing as it is holiday time and bedtime curfew seems to have disappeared into the ether. You can imagine that all the films in one day would have been impossible with our schedule, so we watched one a night until we had completed the saga. I thought I had seen most of them, in fact I have seen number one, bits of 2 to 4 and none of the rest. I must have relied on the media to tell me the end of the story, and they obviously did a good job as I new the conclusion just not the exact method. I do enjoy a bit of magic, but I can honestly say I am all magiced up now. So back to reality....
Gavin finally finished shearing. There is nothing like the vet arriving to take blood sampled from the sheep to motivate oneself. As you may imagine finding blood vesels underneath a thick fleece is a difficult task and would make extracting blood a long winded and arduous task.
I helped out by bringing in the individuals to the shearing pen and discovered that butchery work is very good for arm strengthening. Emily was the paperwork and eartagging person, and Number 3 was.......out for the day galavanting.
I can highly, recommend slow roasted shoulder of lamb for when you have no idea what time you are going to eat and the vet is 2 hours late. In the vets defence, we have never had blood samples taken so quickly from our sheep 90 samples done inj just over 1 hour. At one point Gavin was wondering if she could be a bit slower so he could have a rest from sheep wrestling. Back to the shoulder of lamb it ended up being in the oven for nearly 4 hours at 140 and then another hour at 170 to get the potatoes cooked. I thought I may have cremated it but happily it was juicy, tender and delicious. Thank goodness for aluminium foil.
See you all soon