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 week we welcome two new arrivals to the flock...these aren't Ryelands, or Blue-faced Leicesters. They are Bowmonts! The Bowmont is a little-known breed that was developed in Scotland. We'll put a dedicated post up about this breed at a later date as it has a very interesting history and a rather bright future. Mr… Continue reading New things afoot (or is it a hoof?)
The front garden at 28 has always been a bone of contention. While we are very, very lucky to have a back and a front garden, as well as parking (tricky in some parts of our village), the front garden just hasn't seemed to work for us. When we first moved in the front garden was… Continue reading Making allot(ment) out of a little
This evening we collected three lovely Blue-Faced Leicester ewe lambs; a coloured and two whites. The coloured girl will be going to a friend who breeds coloured BFLs and the whites will be staying with us and going to the ram next year. At the moment the ewe lambs are pretty much the same size… Continue reading Baby Bluefaces!
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!
There is an area at the side of the drive which has been disused for a fair while now. As children we used to scurry under the low boughs, climb the trees and make dens and camps in the shade beneath them. However, nowadays this is just a habitat for weeds and it could -… Continue reading Bockingham Palace (A new home for chickens)
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