Contact Details for all enquiries, advice and general information,
Please visit our website www.rose-cottage-farm.co.uk or our breeder website esaya of yorkshire birmans and siberians or tel 01845 597309.
wow isnt it cold, we have been down to -18c apparently. the poor sheep have been hiding in the shelter and are eating hay like its going out of fashion. we have some new additions to our rare breeds, we have portland sheep and manx, they are very different and much smaller than the herdwicks.
there have been a lot of deer on the surrounding hills, and fabulous to watch as they play and leap in the snow covered fields.
we have had some siberian kittens born, though only very small litters.
the horses are enjoying time off work from the carriage driving as the roads are too slippery at the present time.
we are nearly ready for christmas now, the trimmings are going up, the sloe gin nearly ready and the christmas puds maturing nicely in the larder......mmm smell those spices
hi ,AGAIN, WELL WE HAVE BEEN BUSY. THE COTTAGES HAVE BEEN HUNTED , BUT FOR ALL THEN SAME FEW WEEKS, WE DO HAVE VACANCIES IN SEPTEMBER AND ALL THE INTER MONTHS, SO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL 01845 597309
WE HAVE DONE CHARITY GALS WITH OUT PONIES, LOTS OF HERDWICK LAMBS GROWING ON,.. AND NEXT WEEK BORROWBY SHOW, LETS SEE HOW OUR GIRLS PERFORM THEN! THE RUNNER DUCKS ARE RUNNING, AND THE SILKIE HENS FINALLY REPRODUCING.... JUST NEED SOME LATE SUMMER BOOKINGS TO KEEP US COMPANY THROUGH THE FALL?
well they are here at last those spring lambs... not an easy start to the year, two of our ewes had prolapses, causing massive vet bills, far outweighing the lambs worth, but little lives have to be saved.
we have a set of twins and two singles at present with 12 more ewes to lamb.
According to lambing live, the herdwicks do it all themselves, well not so, here they have needed help.
we have had other new life too, two runner ducklings hatched and 4 exchequer chicks, so its all hands to the feed bins!!
we have few cottage bookings for the easter weekend, but the easter week still has some vacancies left.
We are looking forward to the drier weather and carriage rides with the horses.
The elderberry wine bottled from 2009 is going down well with us and guests alike, a firm favourite!! watch this space for more lambs arriving!!
Well, February has arrived and still we are getting more snow...St Valentines Day is just a few days away, My birthday and hopefully some bookings for the cottages, they are a cosy place for lovers.
The lambs are due to arrive from the 19th, we just hope the weather improves as its a harsh start to a new life, even if they are born with wool. We keep the lambs in for 48 hours before their little world becomes one of harsh elements and mud...as well as a few blades of grass. It has been a harsh winter for the sheep and the horses. We have had to supplement feeds for them all as well as lots of hay. Easter is late this year so hopefully it will be warm and welcoming when it arrives.
We have some indian runner ducklings, they and a couple of the extra drakes we have, will be going to the auction mart this saturday morning at about 6am.
The Egyptian Mau kittens are getting more mischievous by the day, just two left to find willing slaves and new homes, they are such fun cats, we will miss them.
Watch this space for the new arrivals from the 19th!!!
Well here we are in January, just 4 weeks off lambing and such dreadful weather. The sheep are spending most of their time in the field shelter munching their way throughy lots of hay and sheep nuts. The horses are bored and as ready as we are to get back on the road. This year we are hoping to organise insurances to let us offer trips around the villages for our gusts on the carriages.
We have 4 indian runner ducklings and 3 egyptian mau kittens. The egyptian mau's are the original domestic spotted cat. We have just 3 beautiful bronze boy kittens and are expecting lots of interest when the adverts go public. They are really fun cats full of life and very agile.
In December we had a new kitchen fitted in the farmhouse, so January has sen lots of hot casseroles and home baking in the new ovens.. and some tried and trusted recipes in the faithul old 1952 AGA... still chugging away and keeping us warm.