Category Archives: Sheep

Vera gets a touch of the itchies

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 here and she has thrived, along with the other two Yorkshire lassies, Vi and Ursi.   Anyway, of late she has taken to sitting on her own in…
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Summer Shelter Gets Our Approval

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 think of it, but I see myself as leader.  Where I go, the rest follow, most of the time.  Anyway, it doesn't really matter too much, we…
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Wool Glorious Wool

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 happy not to be sporting their woolly coats right now.  Shearing is also important for health, hot weather means more flies and blowflies, in particular, can be…
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Hog Hide and Seek

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 the humans comes to check on us and that includes counting us.  I suppose they are just making sure Yaar hasn't rolled onto his back somewhere.  Now,…
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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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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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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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New Sheep Handling Area

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 with some shears and we had found ourselves trying to root out a large piece of sheet wood for them to shear on.  We thought we were…
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Ymogen’s Story

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 eat, there are lots of handy drinking spots and a nice wee shelter for when the weather gets grim. And it does get pretty grim sometimes. So…
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