Pop!…

I was on day two of my three day plan to train our new volunteer but it all went up in the air at the arrival of tiny piglets. Both Ginger sows had milk in their teats last night so…

6am – 10pm…

Some people who complain about working 9-5 should try farming some day! We got up at 6am and popped 14 Hubbards in to their crate for the quick 10 minute drive to the local poultry abattoir, then it was home…

Splitting the sexes…

A few jobs had to b done and we were against the clock as I had to get to an important hospital appointment with my Dad. Luckily we currently have two volunteers staying with us so it was all hands…

Bye Bye Emma…

Our darling old bearded collie Emma had to be put to sleep today just short of her 17th birthday. We made the heartbreaking decision yesterday after a week of sad diagnosis and quickly failing health. She really was a wonderful…

Sheep scanner…

I booked Gillian from Booscan to scan our sheep as soon as the tup we’d borrowed arrived, as last year I was so late in doing so that Gillian arrived AFTER I’d started lambing….kind of defeats the purpose of getting them…

Hogging the stove…

Scoobey is my parent’s dog, a “guide dog reject” who they have had since he was 2. He’s had a rough old year with almost uncontrollable diabetes which led to him losing his own sight, but he amazingly finds his…

Sad day at the vets…

Emma, our 16 year old bearded collie has had a few small health problems over the last year but nothing could have prepared me for what I discovered today – a huge firm “mass” stretching from inside her back hip…

Time I got on with this…

Ok, saying I’ve been pretty busy doesn’t really cut it does it when it’s literally been years since I updated our lovely little website or posted anything on it??? That will change from now on…even if no one ever reads…

Naughty pet lambs…

Honestly, I turned my back for a minute and Pete, Dud and Art (my three pet/ orphan lambs) were raiding about in everyone else’s feed buckets. Heads buried in to bags they were oblivious to me standing behind them filming….well…

The incubator is on…

It’s been a couple of months since our incubator was last used so a thorough clean was in order….there’s no point in spending money on hatching eggs and not making sure you do everything you can to achieve the best hatch rate…

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