Whilst out and about photographing Blackface tups this year, we thought we would take a few snaps of our trusted helpers. These sheepdogs are extremely clever and hard working and without their help, life on a hill farm would be a fair struggle.
It’s often not an easy task chasing wild tups around a hillside to get them to stand exactly the way we want, however with the help of our experienced shepherds and these talented dogs, we are able to get the shots we require. Thank you kindly wee dogs!
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You’ll maybe think we should stick to our day job, but here’s a wee poem in tribute to our helpers…
Ben number 1 was in charge at Dalwyne
At Glenrinnes another Ben was in need o’ a quine
Hartside’s Buffy and Beth, quite a double act to see
And Buidh fae East Bracklin showed plenty o’ ee
Craig at the Glen made the tups cock their lugs
At Gass Bob’s Don needed a sleep on the rug
Fly at Kingledores came oot the burn wae a chill
While Allanfauld’s Fly went in for the kill
Joe fae Dunruchan would grab haud o the skin
While Robert Mctaggart liked keppin wae Gin
Sanny’s wee Nap wis inclined to haud back
While Jude fae the Dyke wis on the attack
Alan’s Jaff could round up a stray hen
Gordy’s Kep, he’d get nine out o’ ten
Wee Star at East Bracklin is soon to pup
At Dollarbank Roy was gettin’ telt tae wise up!
At Burncastle Jake wid gie ye his right paw
While Thornborrow’s Jet hid fae the chainsaw!
Doon the valley at Blackhouse, Jill was quite flighty
Wee Katie Beardy was high and mighty
Mack at the Jaw, he was fairly nifty
Iain Finlay’s Pat looked gie near fifty
On up to the Pole, wee Mist fae Argyll
Wid gie near win ony dug trial!
Moss at Catslackburn his eyes were on fire
While Nel fae the Craig wid mak any tup tire
Jim Ramsays wee Meg, a tup’s nostril could flair
Sam and Kip at Dalbog worked weel as a pair
Willie Craig’s auld Sam had been at the fake tan
And Tam at Blackcraig kepped like only he can
Zac fae Troloss was quite meek and mild
While Joe danced about to make the tup’s wild
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