The hills are just as hard to shepherd if not harder on Springs like this. I drove over to Stirling from Balloch last Wednesday to sell cattle in UA. Driving from Drymen to Ballat Station I looked around the hills. Every one a snow white out on March 7th, 4 -6 weeks off a lot of hill lambings starting. That was the Perthshire hills, the Ochils and the Campsies . I bet these hill men would have swapped you for your ewes in a shed. 'Herding the hills is no easy option.