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Birthdays / Planting / Clouties / Mucking out

Monday 16th April Dan has embarked on a tidying of the workshop. He may be some time. I visited a local primary school today to talk about wool (they’re doing a topic…

DiarySmallholding / SmallholdingMonday 23 April, 2018


Dickie is dead

Feeling a bit gutted this afternoon. Dickie, our Coloured Ryeland wether, died today. He was one of our first crop of lambs in 2009. He had a white streak of wool on his face…

DiaryLivestock / SheepWednesday 28 May, 2014


Meg / Bryn & Ceri / Snow / Straw / Weaners

Monday 9th January Took Meg to the vet and she’s been kept in overnight on fluids. Poor old girl. She’s in the best place. Hope to get her home tomorrow. Tuesday…

DiarySmallholding / SmallholdingWednesday 18 January, 2017


A trip to the abattoir

We took the barren ewe and the tup to the abattoir on Wednesday. We were told to be there at 8am, and it's an hour and a half away so we decided to load them the night before. The…

DiarySmallholding / General livestockWednesday 12 March, 2014


Strathearn Tour de Fleece

Let’s keep it simple - The idea is to spin every day that the Tour de France is on, recording what you spin – fibre, singles or plying etc – every day. Add up…

EventFood & Craft / AgricultureSaturday 30 June, 2012


Sunshine / Cows / Broken PTO

Monday 31st May First job this morning was to dose the lambs with white wormer to protect them against Nematodirus; the NADIS report said we were a red area. I rode Smokey.…

DiarySmallholding / SmallholdingMonday 7 June, 2021


Cattle and pigs away; mittens and yarn; possible orf

Monday 17th October So the pigs and the cattle are away. The pigs loaded a treat; we put them into our trailer when we fed them this morning then transferred them to the…

DiarySmallholding / SmallholdingMonday 24 October, 2016


Lambing prep / Fruit & veg gardens / Spring cleaning

Monday 19th March Spring’s back – although nor sure for how long, but we’ll enjoy it while it lasts. Bug has been breaching the electric fence, so that was…

DiarySmallholding / SmallholdingMonday 26 March, 2018


Officially Spring

So, weather-wise, it’s been a pretty good week. Yesterday (Sunday) was officially the first day of Spring or the Festival of Ostara or the vernal equinox – and that…

DiarySmallholding / SmallholdingMonday 21 March, 2016


Update w/e 16th August

Well, we've seen the end of an era here this week. Our old Rhode Island Red hen finally fell off the perch, literally. We bought her as part of a batch of eight point of lay…

DiarySmallholding / Anything goesSunday 16 August, 2009

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