Donald Emery on Sheep
I used to do a bit of cliff rescue work on the cliff up there with sheep ‘cos when I was shepherding and you get the odd sheep stuck down there on the cliff and my brother used to … we used to take a tractor up there with the plough on the back and drive the plough into the ground and I’d have a rope tied round me waist and go down over the cliff and catch the old ewe and bring her back up again or whatever it was down there, the sheep down there.
Yeah, quite fun (laughs). I was doing it over Whitecliff once, Whitecliff Bay and I didn’t look down, I was too busy with catching the sheep, and as I got over the top, my brother said, “Oh look, they’re all applauding you down there” and all the visitors on Whitecliff Bay all gave me a clap (laughs).
I thought ‘uurgh’.