The ewes are all, hopefully, in lamb now and, unless the weather takes a turn for the worst, will be able to manage on what they can find. This also means we must be careful when using Ted to move them- we don’t want him to scare or hurry them too much.
By the Barn Blog
A collection of thoughts and tales around the life of a farmer.
By the barn January 2019
Posted: 1st Jan 2019
By the barn December 18
Posted: 20th Dec 2018
So you see, all our modern traditions are mixed up with ancient ones.
By the barn November 2018
Posted: 10th Nov 2018
Anyway, we still have to carry on as normal- our sheep need to move to where the grazing is available and we are continuing to take our finished lambs to market.
By the barn October 18
Posted: 6th Oct 2018
She might not have had the career and kudos of women today but was (and women like her are still) intrinsic to agriculture!
By the barn September 2018
Posted: 11th Sep 2018
The summer has come to its end and Autumn begins.
By the barn August 18
Posted: 3rd Aug 2018
Big, fat light grey Wood Pigeons sit heavily on roads and fences, clumsily flapping and leaving it until the last minute to get out of the way, flocking into the fields to clean them of grain.
By the barn July 18
Posted: 2nd Jul 2018
Dirty, sweaty wool also provides a nursery to flies and resulting maggots can cause irritation and suffering if not treated.
By the barn June 18
Posted: 15th Jun 2018
Although there is increased automation and mechanisation in the agricultural industry, it is a clever robot that can decide a strawberry is just at its peak.
by the barn May 18
Posted: 2nd May 2018
Our sheep and lambs have taken advantage of fresh spring grass and should be growing fast, being vaccinated and wormed appropriately to ensure healthy stock.
By the barn April
Posted: 1st Apr 2018
Our workload continues as the main flock begin to lamb. We have moved the earlier ewes and lambs to pasture, the pens have been cleaned out and we have replenished our lambing supplies.