Category Archives: Tales from the Barn

Scotland Here We Come

Well, it has been a while since we have posted anything here.  There are numerous reasons, all too boring to get into.  Nevertheless, we have been very busy indeed. Over the summer our lambs grew and developed unique personalities.  Most moved on to new homes.  Woodpecker Larry, our first, headed off to breed with a…
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Busy getting ready for lambing

Both myself and Mrs D have worked non stop this weekend.  A lot of our motivation is to get everything ready for our lambs which should start appearing around Friday.  The sheep are already in the lambing shed, so that's all done.  This weekend was all about getting the outside areas ready for when we turn…
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Haribo settling in well

Haribo has been with us just over a week now.  I am happy to report that he has settled in well.  He gets on well with our large dog, George.  Our terrier, Maxi, pretty much ignores him as she does most dogs.  She did that with George when he first arrived, but now she follows…
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Mulching is very satisfying

Well, it's 2016 so Happy New Year to you all.  I hope it's going to be a good one. One of things I've noticed about smallholder life is that I spend a lot of time moving piles from one place to another.  Logs, rocks, MOT, compost - there's always a pile of something to be…
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