With winter upon us, we need to provide winter feed for our sheep. We buy in organic hay in large bales. This means it needs to be transported over to the feeders and the easiest way is in large bags. Fill one of those, pop it onto the trailer and whizz it across with the…Read more
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...
Hi everyone. It's been a few weeks since I posted my story, you know, about how I broke my jaw and how my pet humans nursed me back...
Our heating runs mainly on wood. We do have an oil boiler as backup, but we prefer to use the wood burner which also acts as a central...
Shearing time is nearly upon us. Last year, we were slightly embarrassed at not being as ready as we thought. In previous years, the shearer had turned up...
Hi. I'm Ymogen. I was born in April last year to Sparkle, along with my sister Yndia. Life here at Auchenstroan has been good. We have plenty to...
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