What a fabulous day we have had. Up at 5am and all animals fed,watered etc.. then off to the Borrowby show with our sheep. The Herdwick shearlings took 1st and 2nd place, then our wicked manx laughtan got 3rd place. The portland ewe lamb took second place, and the herdwick ram lamb also got a second. we met old friends and new and had a wonderful time.....back home now and happily weary!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Meet our new sheepdog, Bran, she is 4 years old and a great asset to us. she and our old girl 'Lass' keep our rare breed flock on their toes.
The manx loaghton ewe reared her triplets successfully, they are a mischievous bunch with crazy horns, that give the two dogs a merry chase about.
we are showing our Portland lambs and possibly the Herdwicks at 2 local shows, Thornton le dale and Borrowby. The holiday Bookings are steady, and the visitors are enjoying the saturday sheepdog demonstrations i am giving.
We have paired the two black ponies up and are driving them frequently at the Sutton Bank top area.