Woolly Tales

Winter on the smallholding is all about keeping our woolly friends fed, watered and mucked out. The beginning of November
As they days shorten and the night draws in, the autumn harvest is coming to a close. The onions are
After eight months of writing, re-writing, editing, re-reading and proof checking, I am pleased to say I have finally published
new fence trees planted
As autumn turns into winter and the harvest is complete, our focus turns to winter jobs. These are mostly maintenance
Hario the tri-colour collie
We have two dogs here, George and Haribo and both have a number of pet names. For example, George is
From time to time I am asked if I run courses on making felted fleece rugs. Last year I pondered
Two weeks ago our dear brave hennie Bim, passed away to the Great Hen Run in the Sky. Bim was
polytunnel complete
As anyone who has read my book might now realise, it's hard keeping up with everything on a smallholding. This
If you are squeamish or having dinner, this story may not be for you😳 As some of you may already
chainsaw carved sheep wearing jacket
As lots of you know who visit our page, I take on commissions as well as selling things from our
releasing young hedgehog
Four weeks ago, we found a tiny hedgehog that was outside, alone, during the day. Without help, it would have
dirty sheep bottom
Sheep need a lot of looking after and one of the primary tasks is checking hooves and bottoms. Much like
tiny hedgehog
Last autumn, I found a small hedgehog which we overwintered (see Hoggy Released).  This can happen a lot, late litters
swallows nest
A while back I posted an update on the nesting birds we have here.  One of the swallows' nests is
This story is a bit late, I meant to post it last week but everything to do with shearing this
Last summer Vera developed an allergy which made her skin very itchy.  See “Vera gets a touch of the Itchies”.