Woolly Tales

Weedy paths
A couple of years back we built a vegetable patch.  It’s six areas with a path connecting them all.  It
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Vera “a touch of the itchies” update
It’s been a few weeks since we wrote about Vera our ewe with “a touch of the itchies”.  See earlier
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Sheep happy with new path
With autumn fast approaching and soggier weather, access to the lambing shed (now known as “general sheep/hen/shelter/meeting room”) in the
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tups in field next door
Hello Boys!
Being autumn, it’s approaching tupping time when the ewes are put to the tup.  The farm next door has been
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It’s time for hooves and bottoms again!
Every three months we give our sheep a general MOT, this means checking their teats, checking (and trimming if necessary)
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Bim the Wonder Hen
Since June, Bim has been suffering from egg peritonitis (see swollen hen), a common condition in hens of all ages
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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
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Flower bed cleared and replanted
While the flower beds along the house and the meadow at the entrance are all looking great (summer at auchenstroan),
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Cows drink us dry
As previously mentioned, we borrowed some cows from a neighbouring farm (cows return to Auchenstroan).  With them nicely settled in,
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Cows Return to Auchenstroan
This year, the grass has gone mad.  I have never seen it so long and lush.  To say the sheep
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Veggies Version 2
I wrote a few weeks back about the problems we were having getting our veggies going this year (problems with
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Haribo Wins Top Dog Award
Haribo came to live with us a few years ago.  He came to us unwanted by his previous owner and
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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
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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
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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
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Summer at Auchenstroan
Well, summer has finally arrived at Auchenstroan.  I think it’s going to last for at least two days, so we
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