In June, we got 4 ex-battery hens to complement our flock. We also wanted more eggs and with one hen getting on a bit and one with chicks, we were down to two laying hens. We have had ex battery hens before (we got 5 when we moved here) and it is great to give…Read more
Since June, Bim has been suffering from egg peritonitis (see swollen hen), a common condition in hens of all ages for which the prognosis is usually death. Given...
Vera, one of our Yorkshire lassies, has been on our radar for a while. She's one of three we brought over from a Yorkshire farm just after moving...
While the flower beds along the house and the meadow at the entrance are all looking great (summer at auchenstroan), the flower bed the other side of the...
As previously mentioned, we borrowed some cows from a neighbouring farm (cows return to Auchenstroan). With them nicely settled in, I headed off to Edinburgh to meet a...
This year, the grass has gone mad. I have never seen it so long and lush. To say the sheep can't keep up would be an understatement. In...
I wrote a few weeks back about the problems we were having getting our veggies going this year (problems with veggies). First, the birds dug them up and...
Haribo came to live with us a few years ago. He came to us unwanted by his previous owner and with a list of issues over two pages...
Hi, I'm Selene. I'm the leader of this little flock of sheep. I know Peaches might have something to say about that, and maybe Ursi too come to...
It's shearing season here and sheep all over are having their wool sheared. Given that it's been quite hot for a couple of days, our sheep are quite...
Hello again, it's me Ymogen. It seems like ages since I updated my blog, so here's another wee story. We sheepies have noticed that every morning, one of...
Well, summer has finally arrived at Auchenstroan. I think it's going to last for at least two days, so we are trying to make the most of it. ...
We have a field shelter complex in one of our small fields. Our sheep really like the shelter and they head there when it's raining (for shelter) or...
Hi, I'm Pinkie. I noticed my pal Ymogen has been writing a couple of stories so I thought I'd have a go. I'm a year older than Ymogen...
We've had our fair share of animal medical problems this year and while most are now sorted, one of our hens, Bim, has rather a persistent problem. It's...
Sheep have to be sheared once a year, it's vital for their wellbeing. Here, in SW Scotland, we shear mainly in June. While Nicole and I have both...
Last year, extended our veggie patch to give us plenty of room to grow our favourite vegetables. This year, we had the greenhouse ready and also, over the...
I think I have mentioned before that we have quite a lot of stone dykes here and in areas, they are bit run down. With all the other...
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