Friday, 1 December 2017

Shepherd Hut at Sunset

Although the Shepherd's Hut is closed up for the winter, take a glimpse,
perfectly positioned, silhouetted against the evening sky. 

Spectacular Sunset

After a very black & white day the sky is suddenly a riot of colour.


 When the snow comes out of the east it is fine and dry and blows into every crack and crevise.
The wind whips it up in a frenzy; a cross between the spray of an angry ocean breaker 
and the swirling sand of the Sahara desert.


Winter has come early at the head of the dale.

 Tiny ice particles sparkle in the weak sunshine......
while icicles grow longer and sharper.
 Who goes there?  Which way? This way ....

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Meet Champ

Champ is Chris' new sheepdog - a lovely tri-colour border collie.
Young and keen, he has a few rough edges but is learning fast.

Rudding and Tupping

Its tupping time on the farm.

Each tup gets a portion of tup ration to keep his energy levels up.

 He has lots of ladies to serve.

 A fresh coat of tup rud is applied every day.  All our ewes with yellow bottoms should be in lamb.
The colour of the tup rud is changed every two weeks.  

 And he's straight into action.

Pry House ewes in High Pasture

Yows in High Pasture with Pry House in the background.

On a cold, snowy winter's morning the sheep are ready for some extra fodder