We've got an Etsy shop! We've had one for a little while, but have recently re-vamped it to include some lovely new items. We have a selection of yarn from our sheep in lovely hand-dyed colours, raw and clean fleece, hand-made cards and are hoping to add some lovely lip balms in the near future.… Continue reading Get your hands on our goods
After a lot of thinking and a few false starts we have finally come up with names for Olive's two little lambs. Presenting Drake Newton (who will also be known as Atlas) and Drake Annie. We are very pleased with these names and hope that Atlas will grow into his at some point; it seemed right to start… Continue reading They have names…
We've got into a routine with the lambing checks; every 4 hours or so we get in the car and drive down to the field to see if Olive is showing any signs. Last night she was as she has been for the past couple of weeks; large and not looking bothered by anything, so… Continue reading We have lambs!
The outfield at the local cricket club is a bit long for the gang-mowers to cope with, so we've helped out with a different gang of mowers. The girls seem to prefer the grass to the view and sunset!
This morning we picked up our three girls and brought them back home. However, nothing ever goes to plan! We spent a long time clearing a lot of brambles from the edges of the fields, and have managed to re-claim an extra fifteen feet down one boundary which means the sheep will be able to… Continue reading All the best laid plans…
Now that we are definitely getting the girls we've decided to register with the Ryeland Flock Book Society. Our flock name will be Drake Ryelands, as we only live a stone's throw from Buckland Abbey, the ancestral home of Sir Francis Drake. We're hoping that Olive will have at least one lamb this year, and… Continue reading Naming the Flock
Today, we went on a little bit of an adventure to Tiverton to select our Ryelands! We were really excited (and still are!) as this is our first foray into sheep keeping, and Alan (the owner) was more than happy to introduce us to his flock and show us around his fantastic holding. Despite the… Continue reading Picking our sheep