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Hannah Spencer works on a dairy sheep farm in Warwickshire, England, and writes fiction and non-fiction focussing on her two main interests: rural history and folklore. Her latest novel Dreamweaver was published in June 2018. Visit her website here.

Before the advent of agricultural machinery, harvest time was an important period of physical work and folk tradition and ritual

Sheep have been integral to British life for thousands of years, and a long tradition of lore has developed around