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Rhubarb No More, No More — 15 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear about Rhubarb – it is always sad to lose an animal especially one with such a personality. We don’t do autopsies either.

  2. It always seems such a waste when there was no indication that anything was wrong. It would be good for some advisors and bank managers to read blogs like yours – nothing in farming is ever a certainty and no matter how many cash flows we do for them, the weather or unknowns like this, just mess up the figures.

  3. The losses are always so saddening. Hopefully everyone else stays healthy.

  4. I’ll admit I didn’t read this post since I could see where it was going and I knew it would be so sad. But I still want you to know I’m very sorry about Rhubarb . . .

    • Thank you. Yes, I do get close to them – because there’s just 54 in the flock (no, 53), and we prioritize high welfare high quality – and that requires frequent attention. Those I’m closest to are the leading breeding ewes, the rams, and the bottle-babies. Only these get names, not necessarily their pedigree named.

  5. So sorry to read the news. Apologies if an insensitive question, but couldnt his wool still have been shorn before burial? Or are spring fibers not long enough to be worth the effort?

  6. We’re so sorry to hear this. We loved meeting Rhubarb. One of the favourite memories from our holiday last year was leading him back into the field when he escaped. He was so charismatic, and we enjoyed giving him a stroke through the fence every evening. We will miss him this year.

  7. Rhubarb was obviously cared for and cared about. Good pastures and run free sweet Rhubarb.

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