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Lambing

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

Barn Chickens

I cannot say that this week has been particularly exciting or productive. As stated previously, we are expecting a cold spell and so no chickens will be moving out to the field just yet. 637 more words

Our First Shearing Day!

We were very nervous about our first shearing day. Thankfully, everything went well.  Kristen Rosser did a great job! And a special thank you to Mother Nature who gave us a chilly day rather than a wet, snowy day as first predicted.

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Bagot Goats

The rarest breed at Shugborough are our Bagot goats. There are less than 100 breeding females left in the world and our group of 22 have the best genetics left. 187 more words

Ready for Winter!

This past weekend we decided to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and muck the barn and paddock.  So we did a little spring cleaning. 15 more words

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Sheep Musings

Since the arrival of our Shetlands and Soays, we have been busy getting everyone settled in,  learning about sheep care, waging a battle with an unwanted visitor, Mr. 495 more words

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