I don't get to use the Feb 29 stuff this year, but:
3/1?/1814: The Sutherland Clearances: The farmers were burned out - told
to go make a living as fishermen whether any had boats or not. The land
was turned to sheep grazing as more profitable.
Shepherds and sheep are asleep
while we die on the shores of Sutherland.
"The Shores Of Sutherland," by Jim McLean.
(Note by Dick Gaughan: see also
"Smile in Your Sleep" by Jim McLean)
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