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Where to begin…

We have been a bit lax on the blogging front recently. Well, that is a bit of an understatement! If this was a school report, it would contain phrases such as 'could to better' and 'see me'. But we have good reasons for our blog silence! And no...the dog did not eat our internet or… Continue reading Where to begin…

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Sheep

The Lambing Shed (Part 3)

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)

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The Lambing Shed (Part 2)

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)

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Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 2

We have been busy little bees since the last Turkey update! The feathery fiends continue to grow and have now discovered that they can jump up onto the kitchen windowsill to watch daily goings on. The enclosure is coming on well. We have found a shed, put in posts and started the wiring, over a… Continue reading Turkey Tuesdays: Let’s build 2

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New things afoot (or is it a hoof?)

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?)

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Sheep maintenance

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