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Cutting haylage 2018

The weather has been so amazing the last few weeks, the grass has grown so much, that we can already cut our first haylage for the winter. As we don’t have any rye grass, only meadow grass, there are a … Continue reading

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Chicks are 4 weeks old

Our chicks on a field trip, Mum is showing them everything there is to know. Amazing watching them scratching for bugs etc already. They have integrated very well so farĀ into the flock, none of the other hens are attacking or … Continue reading

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Our first chicks in 2018 are growing

Our chicks hatched over a week ago and are growing fast. They have now developed feathers on their wings and are exploring the outside run. I am pleased to say that we have at least 2 hens, which will lay … Continue reading

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Pigs cooling off

We have had an unusual sunny and dry couple of weeks in May, and after a very wet and cold extended winter, it is wonderful to be able to get some things done outside. The fields have dried off and … Continue reading

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Our first chicks for 2018

On of our hens usual goes broody in Spring, so again, we were happy to let her sit on some eggs. We chose olive green eggs which will hatch into Marsbar chicks, as they are crossed between an Maran and … Continue reading

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Bouncing lambs

The first 7 lambs have been moved into the big pen, so they can enjoy the company of the other lambs. As they had been in a small bonding pen, they can’t wait to stretch their legs and bounce around. … Continue reading

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Silvia’s lambs

Another set of twins, this time from Silvia. A very experienced Mum, all went very well. She gave us a ewe lamb and ram lamb, total now so far at 4 ewe lambs and 7 ram lambs. 3 more ewes … Continue reading

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