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A good grass year

It rained again last night.  We’ve been having an unusually wet July so far, and though I’d normally be complaining, I’m totally good with it this year.  2,170 more words

Miscellaneous - Nature, Weather, Etc.

Getting to Know You (all over again)

Right now I am having to get to relearn my entire flock.  After shearing, all the animals look completely different.  Like, I can’t tell who they are without reading their eartags.  254 more words

Farm Visit

Memorial Day Weekend was exciting on the farm.  My parents arrived for their yearly visit to our place on Friday morning.  They actually have an investment in the farm – they contributed to the purchase of our Dexter heifer, Grainne.   81 more words

Shetland Sheep

lambing time

One of the nicest things about this time of year in Shetland (apart from lighter nights!) is the sight of Lambs. Lambing starts end of April and goes on throughout May, and all the photos in this post have been taken in the last few weeks. 257 more words

Jamieson And Smith

wooly wednesday

Lambs enjoying the view at Sheepy Hollow.


The babysitters

Sometimes – ewes and does seem to get stuck looking after kids/lambs that aren’t theirs. They don’t seem to mind.

Spring on the Carr

Checking the livestock sometimes provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and enjoy the countryside, especially on a beautiful spring afternoon.  The ponies and sheep were easily found on Prestwick Carr on Sunday, meaning there was more time to enjoy the wildlife that could be spotted.  98 more words