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Rare Breeds: Meet the Kooikerhondie!

What’s a Kooikerhondje?

The Kooikerhondje or Kooiker for short, is an uncommon breed of dog that originated in the Netherlands several hundred years ago. They were a favorite of Dutch nobility. 210 more words


Geese, Ducks and Emus.

We stopped at a pottery and they specialised in rare ducks and geese with a few emus thrown in for good measure. I had to take some shots. 13 more words


Bade Ka Gosht

“Bade Ka Gosht” means red-meat biryani. It is the favourite meal of Muslims celebrating Bakr Id (Eid Ul-Adha) today in India. This festival commemorates the Biblical story of Abraham who was about to sacrifice his son to God and at the last minute, God substituted a ram. 467 more words


Kerry Hills at Melton Native Breeds Show

How do I get myself into these things? What on earth would the younger me make of the lengths I seem to go to these days to ‘have fun’ – I have now reached the point where I can assure you, dear reader, that all sheep do not look the same and I am starting to be able to appreciate the differences between good and bad but I am now wondering just how far this crazy journey is gonna take me. 1,037 more words


Border Union Show

The Border Union Show is traditionally held on the last weekend of July, at Springwood park, just south of the river Tweed and the Scottish Border town of Kelso. 1,041 more words


Pigs enjoying a wallow

As the weather was improving, the pigs needed a wallow go keep cool. They had already dug a nice size pond, all we needed to do is fill it up with water. 20 more words



The blog has been very quiet lately as we have been lambing – and kidding.

Spring is our busiest time of the year on the farm as our main flock of historic Southdown, Shropshire and Leicester Longwool sheep all begin to lamb swiftly followed by our notable rare breeds of Soay and Boreray sheep and Bagot goats. 807 more words