Thursday, 22 February 2018

Calving 2018

 First calf born on 16th February 2018

Little heifer calf born 18th February 2018 to our first heifer calf born in 2014, seen with Molly below

Molly in 2014 with the mum to our little calf born last week
It is really special to see our first heifers born here at Saddlescombe now having their own calves.  Our 6 heifers (first time mums) are in the barn and the first one calved last Sunday.  She took her time!  We have put up a camera so we can monitor them closely without disturbing them and it is working really well.  Easier for us too in the middle of the night!

We are two days in of the first dry week on the farm in a long time.  It has been tough coping with the mud and the animals do not like it.  Even though the farm is on chalk as we are in the Downs, the amount of rain we have had has made it impossible not to have been impacted by the mud.  However, we have everything crossed now for a dry spell and a warm spring ready for lambing.  We are ready for some dry weather that's for sure!

We are busy getting the lambing barns ready and promoting our lambing open days.  They are the 24th, 25th, 31st March and 1st April this year, we look forward to seeing you.

More soon!

Camilla, Roly, Molly, Freddie, Finch, Fly and Belle