April 2013

I have been out with the hand roller in a vain attempt to flatten out the leg prints in their route to the field shelter. We decided to open up their lambing paddock, but there is no grass! It hasn’t grown where the digger works were done, so is bare earth in half of...

read more

June 2012

Mothers and babies are thriving, and have sent off our entry forms to this year’s shows. Have spent countless hours preparing fleeces, painstakingly removing particles of seeds and hay/straw - very therapeutic! 

read more

March 2013

The girls continue to look more pregnant, with a couple looking due any minute! We have had snow, and the wind has been whipping across from the east bringing heavy frosts so the land is looking more like brown carpet with no sign of spring grass on the way 🙁 

read more

January 2013

The weather is still atrocious, but the sheep don’t seem bothered by it. The are happily munching their way through stripping the branches of our huge bonfire left from cutting back the trees last October, but its been too wet to set fire to it! 

read more

December 2012

We eventually built the walls to the extended field shelter, and put the roof on with the help of a friend as the weather had been so windy, I couldn’t lift the tin on without fear of being blown into the next county! 

read more

November 2012

 Bonfire night again, and Macintosh was plastered with blue raddle and went in with the girls. We decided to only breed from the youngsters this year as although we had extended their shelter, I didn’t feel we had enough room to lamb 20 ewes adequately (meaning a...

read more

October 2012

The lambs were weaned, and those that were sold went to their new homes and Dilbert went off to be a mini celebrity at the Warhorse Museum. We had our contractor in to build us a new stone yard (which took longer and was more expensive than first envisaged, as he...

read more

September 2012

Like lots of other shows, Liskeard show had been cancelled due to appalling weather earlier in the year, and was re-scheduled for September, but unfortunately we didn’t end up going. 

read more

August 2012

Okehampton show beckoned, so I spent yet more time picking out rubbish from Hollys fleece - it paid off, as we won! It was such a hot day (amazingingly after such a rubbish summer), we had to rig up a temporary sun block with the aid of an old sheet tied to the...

read more