Every morning I ask my other half - what are you doing today? When we first got together he would say 'Going to check the animals' and I thought it was just a cop-out so he could just drive round the fields and not really do a lot. It's only know I have learned more that I … Continue reading Morning Rounds
If we ever decide to have a lie in or a nice relaxing day, you can guarantee that is the day the sheep escape! The majority of sheep spend all day in the field grazing and minding their own business. Every group has that one rebel sheep though, normally one key ring leader with three or four key … Continue reading Sheep Escape!
We needed extra space this lambing so I thought I would share a quick overview of our Poly Tunnel. We did a lot of investigation into Poly Tunnels and decided it was the right move for us but new ones can be very expensive. In the end we actually purchased the metal frame second-hand last year from a … Continue reading Extra Space- Poly Tunnel
Well the cows have been in all winter and the time has come to release them! The weather was particularly bad this year and combined with the date of our TB test it meant the cows were kept in a bit longer than normal. In the winter we bring all of our cows inside. The … Continue reading Cow Release
Ever wondered how to keep a dog entertained for free? Just get a stack of straw bales! We have a stack of straw bales in the yard and if ever I loose the dogs this is where they can be found. I'm not sure if its the lure of the farm cats (we have several wild … Continue reading Straw Scavenge
I like animals large and small and here at the farm as well as cows and sheep I also have a pet guinea pig called Pip. Pip is a long haired guinea pig who is about 3 years old now. I did have a second guinea pig called Squeak but unfortunately he passed away about … Continue reading The Guinea
When it gets to the end of May / the start of June and lambing is all wrapped up the next thing on our agenda is shearing. My partner runs a shearing business in the local area and can spend around 4 weeks solidly shearing flocks of sheep. So why are sheep sheared? When it … Continue reading Nobody likes maggots!!
On a rainy bank holiday Monday, after a rather wet morning of work you can't beat a cup of tea with a slice of warm banana bread and jam! Delish! It's super simple to make and takes just 5 ingredients! Ingredients: 225g self-raising flour 225g mashed banana 100g butter 100g castor sugar 2 eggs Put … Continue reading Banana Bread kind of day
Freddie and Mavis (our two cocker spaniels) love to dig! If anybody else out there has a cocker spaniel, I think they would agree it is their favourite past time. When they are not chasing a cat round the yard or sniffing out food you can guarantee that my two spaniels will be digging! They … Continue reading Dig, Dig, Dig