On The Farm
Newly hatched chicks
New addition of 8 chicks to the Farm, all we have to do now is try & stop out visitor Mr Fox from taking them in broad daylight.
Tom close to the camera
This is one of our twin Friesian bullocks called Tom being very inquisitive. Dougie, Brandy & Snap are in the background.
Winifred bought some store lambs from a hill farmer. We will fatten them on our grass ready for market in February/March.
July 2015 Orchid
This is the first ever Orchid we have seen on the farm in forty years. The experts say that climate change is good for them. It flowered for nearly six weeks. We had an electric cow fence around it to protect it. I wonder if we'll get another one this year?
Sheep prepared for lambing
The ewe in the picture with the orange bottom was marked by the ram. It's 147 days gestation & we should be lambing early March.
Sam Trimming The Hedges And Cutting The Verges
He creates an "A" shape to enable both sides of the hedge to have the maximum day light for growth and for small birds to shelter and hide in the peak.
We cut the majority of the hedges in alternate years to allow more berrys for winter feed.
Spring has sprung and the hedges are already filling out with new growth, where do the years go?
SPRING Has Sprung The New Baby Lambs Have Arrived
April 2016 - 15 lambs from 8 ewes so quite pleased with our lambing season this year. We have Freda who we have to feed on the bottle and Nick who has a crooked neck but they're all doing well!
March 2018 - 2 baby lambs are now being bottle fed every 4 hrs, yes even through the night so if you fancy helping out how about the 4.30am shift!?! Their mum had quads and so doesn't have enough milk to feed all four of them herself.
March 2019 - Lambing should be starting around 10th, we have availability in The Shippon so come & visit them!