Blog Entries by Idris & Haf

Flossie’s better!

18th June 1150

Sure enough the young friends returned and out of a small bag pulled something they liked to call a Hypodermic needle. It was the shiniest thing I had ever seen and when the boy stabbed it into a small bottle he pulled back a kind of lever and the needle filled with water. Water?! I says, what’s water gonna do Flossie’s not long had a drink. But the boy said it was special water and he explained to me that he was going to stick it into Flossy and make here better. Well he couldn’t make her worse, so I let him go ahead.

Sheep in the hafod meadowBy supper-time Flossy and the others were on the mend. What a blessing these two weird young folk had been. They have been kind enough to save my Flossy and probably the whole flock. I owe those kids my life.

By way of thanks we give them the best food we have in the house, some fatty bacon and some oatmeal biscuits. But from their faces I am not sure they enjoyed this feast as much as we did!

What will we do about Flossie?

17th June 1150

poorly sheep

Now, yesterday I was doing my usual round of the flock, you know, making sure all my sheep were well and happy, when I noticed Flossie looking bad. She wasn’t standing properly and then I noticed the other sheep were looking a little off colour too. Oh but Flossie! She did look bad, bless her, Well, I decided to have a think, see, and after a breakfast of barley bread, some sheeps milk cheese and vegetable stew, I had another check. But Flossie’s condition had just gotten worse, and only in the space of an hour. If this carried on I was going to lose here by teatime.

I remembered old Ifor from the village uses special herbs for his sheep with great success. But I couldn’t remember what they were. I wished I could go to the village to get advice but we’re so far down the valley I wouldn’t be back until it was too late anyway right. So we were right stuck.

My wife and I have faced worse of course. Had three young children once, lost them to the plague. Tragic! They were so young. But that’s been and gone now see, its today we wants to think about and today I have a sick sheep. If it spreads amongst the flock my wife and I have lost everything. Absolutely everything.

So, as I pondered what to do, two figures in bight clothing came over the hillside. They said howdoyoudo! And I told them about Flossie and the mess I was in. They were only children, I didn’t expect them to understand, but the boy did have a good imagination. They said they were from a future time, right, and the boy claimed his uncle was, get a load of this, an animal doctor. What an imagination. A doctor for animals, that’ll be the day!

Then the girl said they could cure my sheep and they were off in a flash. Well, I could not see how these two children were going to help Flossie. We can only hope.