Tags » Rare Breeds

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

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.


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