This was just fabulous. Since I had already given the bone to our dog, I had to use Lamb bouillon for the starting liquid. Made it pretty salty, but it didn't ruin the flavor. The balance of veg and barley was great to the amount of lamb we put in, and it was nice and thick. I used Cream of Mushroom soup, and a bit of extra garlic. I would certainly do this again! (And save the bone next time!) Thanks for a nice stew!