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New Bluefaced Leicester Tup

New Bluefaced Leicester Tup

At the beginning of September I sold my Bluefaced Leicester rams and treated myself to a new one so I have new blood in the flock. He is huge but sweet so I have named him Bulk. I think he will treat my girls just fine.

Lambing 2019 – Phase 1

Lambing 2019 – Phase 1

This year we are lambing in two groups. The early group have been the Pedigree Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) ewes and some Gotland ewes who all went to a Pedigree BFL ram. So far all the BFL have lambed producing some super lambs and our first ever coloured lamb who happens to be a handsome ram. The Gotlands have been popping out white and coloured lambs which is a first for us as well, in previous years we have just had coloured lambs as…

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New Arrivals: Angora Goats

New Arrivals: Angora Goats

Today we collected our first starter flock of Angora Goats. We will be using their mohair to blend with our other sheep fleeces. The angora goat is an ancient breed and their mohair is a soft, lustrous and hard-wearing fibre.

Summer shows – Portlands

Summer shows – Portlands

This year I decided to show sheep for the first time in a local show. With nerves and butterflies I entered shows and halter trained my favourite Portland ram Darling, 2 ewes and a ewe and ram lamb. I was so proud when at the Woolsery show in my show class of Any Other Breeds my ram came second, my breeding trio came second and my ewe lamb forth. I really enjoyed showing this rare breed.

Gotland Ewes for sale

Gotland Ewes for sale

We have decided to sell some of our Gotland ewes as our flock is getting pretty big now. They are a range of ages all with lovely personalities and beautiful fleeces. All ewes are pedigree and registered with the Gotland Society. Price per ewe is £120.

Gotland Rams for Sale

Gotland Rams for Sale

We have Registered Gotland Rams for sale. All are very tame and bucket trained. Two of the rams are proven and have produced some beautiful lambs. We have also crossed our Gotlands with other breeds as the cross produces such amazing fleece. I think Gotland sheep have one of the most lustrous silky fibers of any sheep breed in the world. All of the rams are registered, fully vaccinated and wormed. Please get in touch if you are interested.   

Gotland X Bluefaced Leicester Wethers for sale £100 each

Gotland X Bluefaced Leicester Wethers for sale £100 each

Quality Gotland X Bluefaced Leicester Wether lambs for sale. Some of the lambs are equal parts half Gotland and half Bluefaced Leicester and a few are from a Pure Bluefaced Leicester Ram and a Ewe that is equal parts half Gotland and half  Bluefaced Leicster, (as pictured below). All lambs are buckets trained and very friendly. All lambs are vaccinated with Heptavac P, wormed and protected against fly strike. They are ideal for their fleece which is why we cross the two breeds…

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Kilkhampton Common walks in June

Kilkhampton Common walks in June

A big thank you to everyone who attended the two charity guided walks of Kilkhampton Common on June 11th and 16th. The guided walk allowed both new visitors and familiar faces a chance to discover the wildlife on the common, and learn more about Westland Countryside Stewards. Reconnecting with local nature Westland Countryside Stewards aim is to reconnect people with local nature. We hope this has encouraged those who attended to visit the Common again, or just get out and enjoy nature…

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Make hay while the sun shines

Make hay while the sun shines

The meaning and origin of the expression: Make hay while the sun shines Make the most of one’s opportunities while you have the chance. This proverb is first recorded in 1546; Whan the sunne shinth make hay. Whiche is to say. Take time whan time cometh, lest time steale away Of course, medieval farmers would be as well aware of the wisdom of not leaving it too late to gather one’s hay. Modern machinery and weather forecasting make haymaking reasonably…

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