Monthly Archives: June 2019

Sheep raise concerns over smell

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 sunny (for shade).  They also head there when they're a bit stressed, for example when it's midgie weather.  Last year, we added slabs all the way round…
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Quite a week

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 and so now, quite a bit bigger too.  My mum is Ursi. Really, my name should begin with 'X', but when I was born I wore a…
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Swollen Hen

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 a large swelling in the lower abdomen and looks pretty red and uncomfortable.  It's a condition called Egg Yolk Peritonitis, a common condition in hens of all…
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Shearing Day

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 done the shearing course, we contract out our shearing to professional shearers.  It's a really hard job and the top shearers shear a sheep in just a…
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Problems with Veggies

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 winter I had laid power to it and installed a heater.  This was more a frost guard than anything, but it kept the greenhouse a bit warmer…
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Stone Dykes

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 jobs (firewood, sheep handling area, veggies etc), there hasn't been much time to do any repairs.  However, over the winter I was actually paid to fix someone's…
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It’s Me, Ymogen

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 to health, that story?  If you haven't read it, click here!!! Well, I  just thought I'd write a few words to say I'm fine.  More then fine…
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