Sheep Blog November 2020

17 October

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It was nice to see the guinea fowl hanging out with this year’s lambs as we travelled up the drive to the office.

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18 October

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We were alarmed to see sheep wandering free on the track on our way to the barn this morning.

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When we got to the barn, there were more sheep … helping themselves to this winter’s hay store. They were this year’s lambs from the main flock.  They were supposed to be in the field by the drive so they were a long way from home.

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We managed to coral them all into one field and then went to investigate.  A gate had been left open.  Following a trail of ‘droppings’ it looks like they made their way around the back of some business units, past the compost heaps and into the pasture by the barn.  Yum yum.

21 October

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Kangaroo 2 joins the flock.  She has had mastitis but is now unable to put weight on her front legs.  When she does stand, she walks on her front elbows – it makes her look a little bit like a kangaroo (if you use your imagination).  It was how we acquired Kangaroo.  Kangaroo fully recovered so we are hoping Kangaroo 2 will too.

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23 October

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Ram update.  Rambo and Superram pictured below have joined the Kray twins (who are fairly aggressive by comparison).

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Superram (on the left) is so humanised I think the farm are worried he won’t perform.  But he puts up a good fight when it comes to pellets so we think he will be fine.

Here are the Kray twins fighting over I don’t know what.

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31 October

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A new neighbour in the barn today, just born.

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3 November

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The barn extension is progressing!

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7 November

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Thanks to Boots for helping out with feeding today.

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8 November

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Sonic and Tonic are doing so well they will be going outside soon.

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The barn lid is on.

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Just in time, it’s now being stacked with hay so the cows can move into the main barn for the winter.  Guttering and walls to follow.

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Finally, we’d like to mention BaahLand Sheep Therapy and Sanctuary who contacted us this month.  

You can read the full story here

They are a privately run sanctuary with over 110 sheep where you can visit and be with the sheep.  De-stress, clear your mind, find peace, switch off your phone, be with nature, re-charge, feel refreshed.

We love this! We often find a visit to our sheep the perfect tonic after a stressful day.

Please check out their website.