Tuesday, 7 February 2012
I took this photo this morning in the lambing sheds of some of our January lambs looking pretty cosy. There were a few rays of sunshine streaming in and they were positioned right in one of them! They are all growing really well and being very cheeky escaping from their pens and charging around the lambing sheds. Its so funny, as they know they're being naughty, they jump straight back into their pens with their Mum's when we come in.
The March flock were all shorn over a week ago now, we did feel a bit mean! It was literally just as the weather changed but they are absolutely fine as they are indoors and on cosy beds of straw. Brian, our shearer, uses special winter shears which don't shear as close to the skin as the summer ones, so they do have a fine layer of wool. We shear them now so that all the energy they gain from eating the special nuts and hay goes into their growing lambs, rather than being wasted through panting trying to keep cool with their thick winter fleeces on.
We're really pleased to be supplying two new pubs within the last two months - the Seven Stars at Marsh Baldon www.sevenstarsonthegreen.co.uk and the Three Horseshoes at Benson www.thethreehorseshoesbenson.co.uk we hope all their customers will enjoy eating delicious local lamb.
We've got lots of bookings to be shepherds for the day and we're starting to take bookings for companies who are going to spend the day with us as a day for their staff to all get together and work through some tasks, we'll keep you posted, but do get in touch if you are interested.
Camilla, Roly, Molly, Boris and Belle