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Lambing dangers

Lambing is due to start any day and I’ve been banned from visiting the lambing sheds. There are infections that can affect pregnant livestock that cause miscarriage and stillbirth in humans. We’ll also have to be super vigilant about washing … Continue reading

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A mixed up season

The bank holiday weekend has been warm but blustery and overcast. There are only six ewes left to lamb on the farm. Up in the hills there are still snowdrops but down in the valley I saw a swallow darting … Continue reading

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A little book

Outside my window the weather is wild. The rooks from the trees behind our house take off in giant plumes, then tumble and wheel on the gusts. Little Owl’s swing has wrapped itself around the cross bar in a giant … Continue reading

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Lambs

This weekend we climbed up the track to meet the first lot of lambs who have arrived on the farm. The snow swirled around us in gusts. Goodness only knows what happened to spring. The lambs were nice and comfy … Continue reading

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Something finished

I feel a bit like I’ve reached base camp on Mount Everest. After week’s of working away I have managed to finish one of my final year projects. It’s really motivating to have completed something. It is a children’s book … Continue reading

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Lambing

The first spring lambs have started arriving, heralding the busiest time of year on the farm. Last year our next door neighbour, who is one of the shepherds here, completely lost a day. She didn’t turn up for work. The … Continue reading

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