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Isabelle was given a lamb for her birthday at the beginning of April — it was a triplet which needed hand rearing. The idea was that she got the cute bit and the bottle feeding, then when it got bigger we'd send it back and perhaps enjoy it one Sunday with new potatoes and a bit of mint sauce. Well....that was the idea. Now 4 weeks later "Baa Baa" has become part of the family and she wants to keep him "forever".....which would be ok apart from the fact that a) he "baa's" in his paddock continually until we let him out; b) when we let him out he follows her around everywhere; c) we can't seem to teach him that the kitchen is out of bounds; and d) he's been neutered which makes him pretty useless on all counts. The only good thing is that she's decided to do "sheep agility" with him over the show jumps on the front field so they're both keeping really fit!

On an entirely different note, I'm off to the Highfields Gala event this weekend with the Overwater Marina stand — it's in the gardens of Highfields, which is an amazing timber framed house on the outskirts of Audlem. It sounds excellent, with events on both days, music in the open air, ferret racing (?) and afternoon teas.......any volunteers for the maybole dancing???

Further reading

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Sam: Thu 26 Apr 11:35am

Sunday 29th April2.30pm until 4.30pmA Fire Engine and team will be at the Marina this Sunday!They will be hosting a talk with members of the public regarding water safety and answering any questions you may have on the subject.Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than 300 people drown after tripping, falling or just by underestimating the...

Middlewich Branch Breach
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

Please be aware that there has been a breach of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Lock 2 Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1 Wardle Lock. A stoppage is currently in place and is expected to remain so for some...

High Sheriff Awards 2018
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

We are delighted to announce that Overwater has been presented with the award for Family Business Excellence by the High Sheriff of Chester at the recent Enterprise Awards for 2017/18. Angus Maughan and David Johnson attended the award ceremony at Chester Race Course to receive the...

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