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Hello Everyone,

Today I am posting a very typical scene from the moorlands on the borders between Lancashire and Yorkshire, in the North of England.

This is a moorland farm which like so many others, has lots of sheep. These roam the fields in and around the farm.

The sheep are useful for providing wool for the textile industry and lamb for the food industry.

At this time of the year, the ewes will be almost ready for lambing. The ewes can only cope with one or two lambs so if she has triplets, one of the lambs will have to be introduced to a ewe who only has one lamb, or has lost her lambs.


The farmers have to be very clever at persuading the ewe that this is her own lamb. They can cover the new lamb with the fleece of the dead lamb or rub the lambwith the ewe's urine.

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