Our farming neighbours have just had a lot of sheep stolen in the camp on the main road. The thieves were not content to just round them up, but also broke their legs to make sure they couldn’t run away. The very sad thing was that ten of these sheep were about to give birth in three days time and some of them must have gone into early labour from stress. The farmer had to shoot them as they were suffering. They have a photo of the ten dead full term lambs still in the sacs lying in a row on the grass.
Imagine what the farmer is thinking while he’s shooting his sheep.
- pointless and a waste
- intense anger
- fury (same as intense anger but added it, to prove a point!)
Farmers put up with a lot of abuse and actually get very little help from the SAP. This stock theft took place on Monday night. It was the third time in as many days. Why were the police not getting the message to patrol the area?
Farming is hard work these days. Profits are less, and work has doubled, costs have also doubled. It has its positive side by the lifestyle we live…but we pay a heavy price for it!