In the devastation of the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak, when hefted
flocks in the Lake District in Cumbria were lost, shepherding alone was not considered feasible to re-introduce sheep to these hills and it required a combination of shepherding and stock proof fences.
But he would be the last of the hefted
men of Celynnen, it seemed.
the bag over your shoulder and you walked until the last letter was delivered.
Miss Hughes, a teacher of environmental science, has recently bought ten hefted
sheep which graze at Talybont-on-Usk.
I read that the ancestral urge to be hefted
may be one of the most profound but least understood characteristic of modern life.
We're due to pick them up soon,'' she noted, as she hefted
a carton of cartridges onto a table in the staff break room.