weathering the storms

Tasker, Johann
October 2007
Farmers Weekly;10/17/2007, p47
Trade Publication
The article reports on the conditions of hill farmers in Cumbria, England. In 2007, it was foot-and-mouth precautions that put paid to sheep at Wasdale. In 2007, hill farmers were left watching gathering storm clouds before finally admitting defeat to the weather at the eve of the Wasdale Show. A traditional shepherds' meet, with some Cumberland wrestling thrown in for good measure, the Wasdale Show is the final get-together before winter in an area where farmers are fiercely independent and used to making their own entertainment, the author said.


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