Like seeing some beautiful sunsets whilst out checking the cows. Roly captured this amazing picture at the top of this blog of the cows silhouettes and myself and Freddie, can you spot his bobble hat?! We took up some tinsel with us and whilst Henry is pretty relaxed about us giving him a scratch (and a cuddle if we're really lucky) he did draw the line at having some tinsel put around his neck....I don't really blame him, so the girls have some around their straw feeder instead which Molly chose for them.
The lambs have made their way up onto the stubble turnips and are happily munching their way through them. We were so lucky with the day when we moved them up, wow.
We have a farm tenancy with the National Trust in West Sussex who have given us a wonderful opportunity to fulfill a lifelong ambition for both of us to run our own farm. The beautiful farm is situated in the South Downs National Park just 5 miles north of Brighton and is home to our 300 breeding ewes, lots of lambs and a lot of wildlife! Our sheep lamb in April and graze on the species rich chalk grasslands. We sell boxed lamb direct from the farm and also from or website which we can send via mail order.
We have one employee, our amazing sheepdog Fly, and our trainee dog Ted, we would be lost without them. They work hard for very little pay....but always have a good, well earnt supper!
The farm is owned by the National Trust and is part of their amazing Devils Dyke estate.
Previous to farming Saddlescombe Farm in West Sussex, we began sheep farming in Oxfordshire on the Earth Trust farm in 2009.