Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Farewell to Fred
Today started an hour earlier than usual, at 5. am all the young poultry at home were let out, fed and water, much to their surprise. By 5.45 am Fred had been loaded into the trailer ready for his last journey and the other sheep moved onto fresh pasture.
Fred went into the trailer easily, he was so trusting. The journey to the abattoir was quiet and just after 6.30 am we had arrived at his destination. All appropriate paperwork was dealt with and just after 7 am we were back in the yard to start the usual morning routine as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. There was just a very noticeable silence.