July 2012

We set off for our first show of the season at Mid Devon in Tiverton. Actually managed to arrive early, and had a leisurely morning preparing the sheep and catching up with friends before the showing started. We won the ewe lamb class with our black Dewdrop, came...

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May 2012

All mothers and babies are doing well and providing hours of entertainment.  I swear they have an alarm clock built in, as they wander back up to the barn at the same time every day for food morning and night.  The youngsters insist on piling into the feed store to...

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April 2012

1st April  -  Mrs B was beside herself, pacing up and down the hedge line for 48 hours trying to decide where she was going to pick to give birth.  Having at last plumped on a spot, she gave us two beautiful daughters at about 11.30am.  Let mum dry them off then...

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December 2011

Wow, what weather again!  Gale force winds and continual rain for weeks on end have left the paddocks looking more like paddy fields.  The water table is so high that even their “barn” is flooded out and the gateway to the paddock is almost impossible for them to get...

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November 2011

When bonfire night arrived, we introduced Mackintosh to his new harem.  What an absolute gentleman he was!  I mixed up some raddle paste and plastered his chest with blue goop, and in he went.  He instinctively knew what to do, and within 2 days Mrs B had been...

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October 2011

Wow, what a start to October!  Fantastic weather of 25 degrees!!   At last we could get machinery on the land, and making the most of the opportunity, had our hedges and ditches cut and topped all of the paddocks on a high setting.  No more brambles Oona! However, the...

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September 2011

We woke at the crack of dawn, hitched up the trailer and set off for Wiltshire to collect our new boy from Jean Curtis (Willlowcroft flock). When we arrived, we were introduced to some beautiful shearling ewes and then went off to see her lovely crop of ewe lambs in...

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January 2012

Here we are in 2012, and at last it has stopped raining!  We had our bottom yard re-laid with hardcore which meant that the boys couldn’t walk on it until we used a whacker plate to bind it together and so opened up another field.  They have subsequently completed...

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August 2011

August 2011

We had to decide who to take to the show – a difficult choice as we had never done so before, so asked Carol and Jodie to help us decide.  Having chosen, we sent off the paperwork and busied ourselves with halter training.  It proved to be an interesting exercise –...

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May – July 2011

Throughout the summer months, the lambs had a marvellous time eating and playing. They would race and jump, chase the football and toss the flowerpot just before bed-time and then, having worn themselves out, wander into the barn for the night.  Hours of entertainment...

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