As promised, a blog post has appeared! So, what've we been up to over the past week? Those of you that follow our Instagram account will have seen a few pictures of what has been going on over the past week. We'll start with a bit of sad news; our lovely Gizzy sadly had to be put… Continue reading A wild blog post appears!
With the structure now fairly sound (we hope!) we started looking at the inside of the lambing shed. This is what we had been looking forward to! We had a few criteria that we needed to meet; we needed electric, pens, a pen with a heat lamp, open space, and areas to store feed and… Continue reading The Lambing Shed (Part 3)
With the inside in a slightly more acceptable condition, we started to focus on the front of the shed. The cladding was very weather worn and rotting in places and so we decided to strip this off and replace it with treated plywood panels. This was relatively easy as we do tend to excel in… Continue reading The Lambing Shed (Part 2)
By now we had got used to the daily running of the farm and started to look ahead. We put together a list of things that needed doing and realised that we'd have to address them individually, and over a period of months, if not years! Our first priority was to get the lambing shed… Continue reading The Lambing Shed (Part 1)
It's been six months since our last blog post, and rest assured we haven't been resting on our laurels. A lot can happen in that time period and it certainly has! So, lets fill you in on what has been happening... On 28th October 2016 we completed on our farm! After a lot of searching… Continue reading The adventure begins…
This is the time of year where we start moving our woolly friends around and along. Rab and Tag, the Bowmont weathers, have joined us and we are looking forward to seeing how they develop over the next few months. We sold our three coloured ewe lambs to a lovely local couple. These three sre6beautiful… Continue reading Sheepy movements
We are very pleased to announce the release of our Ryeland DK yarn, this is available in 100g hanks (110 meters). So what is so special about this yarn? Well... It is 100% our own Ryeland yarn It was spun in a local mill less than an hour away It is hand dyed with natural… Continue reading Did someone say yarn?
Time flies when you're having fun; just where has this year gone?! We've been rather slack on the blogging front this year, and have got so much to tell everyone that we're not quite sure where to begin! Each of our projects deserves its own blog post, so we won't list them all down here.… Continue reading The slackers return
This weekend Binty and Little P took on the not-so-easy task of worming and Heptavac-ing the flock. For those who aren't well versed in sheep maintenance, it is important to ensure that they are up to date with everything, especially prior to lambing. Heptavac P Plus is a vaccination that covers Pasturella as well as diseases… Continue reading Sheep maintenance
A little update on our (not so) baby Bluefaces. 'Cadbury' is now called Sweetheart and has settled in well with her flock of black Bluefaces and Gotlands in Cornwall. The remaining two girls have retained their names of Fruit and Nut...Nut is currently living up to hers and is rather unwilling to socialise. Fruit, however has… Continue reading Those aren’t Ryelands…