Last saturday was a day the sheep and I had been looking forward too. The warmer weather and the increased incidents of flystrike in local flocks meant that having the wool off was a double pleasure. We are lucky to have a very good ( and reliable) shearer who visits and shears several flocks in the village in one day. Whilst they ewes and lambs were penned up we also vaccinated them against a range of colistridial diseases. This is a series of two jabs 4 weeks apart, followed by an annual booster 6 weeks before lambing.