I left John and Sally’s at 10 to 8 and drove back down to the farm. My first job was to feed several small mobs of sheep again with concentrates – sugar beet, nuts and ground soya meal – then I brought in a mob of ewes to make way for another mob of ewe hoggets [young sheep] which I brought in on foot without a dog. It took me 4 1/2 hours to do their feet and trough them then after they were back out I got in five ancient rams and trimmed their feet as well. Once again I fed the smaller mobs of sheep and by then it was dark. I had put in 15 hours for the two days which netted me £65.40: not a bad effort.

When I got home, I had a quick bath then Linda and I drove over to Frome to meet Bridget Wells (a friend of ours from New Zealand) off the bus.  She has been travelling around Europe and she looked really good. We set up talking for a good part of the night.

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