Thursday 18 February 2016

1, 2, 3 - Scanning

Scanning our home sheep today

The sheep are in and waiting. The pens are all set up to ensure all runs smoothly and no hold up.
Adrian, our scanning man, brings in his equipment.


Soon we will know if these girls are carrying one, two or three lambs. 
It makes life so much easier during the weeks leading up to lambing time. 
Ewes carrying twins and triplets are under more stress and need extra care and attention than those carrying a single.
Time for a quick cuppa and catch up on any news.

And we're off!  Final results are about 60:40 split - singles to twins with 2 carrying triplets
Another busy lambing time in store.

Thursday 11 February 2016

Say Hello to Linda Landslide!


We have a new arrival in Swaledale, she is called Linda Landslide!
What on earth (pardon the pun) is she doing?
1. Taking up residence?
2. Taking in the scenery?
3. Taking the mickey?!?
Answers on a postcard please!

Hillcrest Cottage - First Signs of Spring

Early primroses and blankets of snowdrops are a welcome sight in the garden.