Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Now that the flock has been weaned (a rather noisy process where the lambs are separated from their Mums), we have a lot of different groups of sheep across the farm. Roly has spent this morning moving one group of ewes over the Clumps, through the woods, to meet some of their friends over at Shillingford who are currently in a huge field with plenty of grass. The field is called Ferry field, it is right by the river and we were considering cutting the grass for hay but decided against it. This means that if the sheep are lying down they are very difficult to see! Poor Belle can't really work when the grass is that long. So we check them on the quad bike instead.
Our plans for lambing next year are already underway! We have made a big decision not to lamb in January next year and lamb all the flock in March. As well as our popular lambing weekends we run with our landlords the Earth Trust we will holding 'evenings in the lambing barns' where groups can come and be part of this special time of day. Dates for these are 18th, 20th, 25th and 27th March. More details will follow. We already have bookings too for 'shepherds for the day' which will run as usual during lambing time as they do throughout the year.
Camilla, Roly, Molly, Boris and Belle