We are going to put the tups Billy the Texel and Dudley the Ryeland to their ewes in about 10 days time so this evening we have given all the flock a vitamin doze to help bring them into tip top condition...... they were all dipped at the weekend to clear any skin irritants they may have had, and this combined with good grazing after spaining from their lambs and extra vitamins should get them to the best point that they could reach, and give them the best chance of being tupped first time.... There will be a natural progression for coming into season anyway, and then starting close to the third week in February we can start lambing...... We'll start with a green raddle for the first 2 weeks and then change to red..... and this year keep a good record of who and when the ewes are marked.... well that's the plan!!!
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My long suffering partner and I love where we live and our growing flock of Ryeland and Mule sheep. At the rear of our home we tend a pretty cottage garden and at the front, just over the road, a walled and terraced vegetable garden which steps down to Walden Beck. We grow our own fruit and vegetables, and also keep a few hens and hives of bees...... And we run this lovely little country shop!