“My daughter Sophie, and her partner Dai have a flock of Romney ewes which lamb in late March and April.”
They are an easy care breed, and they lamb outside with few difficulties, and no supplementary feed. This year they are lambing up on the downs, where we used to lamb when I was a child, so it really feels like turning the clock back.
The ewes are scanned to see how many lambs they are carrying; this allows the ones with triplets and twins to be given the best pasture. Lambs are weaned in mid summer, and we start eating them from around September onwards. Most of the females (ewe lambs) are sold for breeding, as the Romney is now in great demand for their vitality and hardiness.
Organic Farm & Food
Delighted that our organic Corned Beef is being applauded across the land. 5* reviews with Abel and Cole and a Silver award at British Charcuterie Live!
We’re now combining everything—the pigs, the cows and calves, the landscapes, the wildlife—deer, owls, badgers, flora and fauna generally, although not all of it appears on cue. Our colleague James Andrews, expert at wildlife photography among other skills, will lead the ‘Safari’ tours, in the red land rover
Although the weather has felt pretty miserable over the last few weeks it’s been absolutely perfect for mushrooms – there’s been an explosion in the local area and James, our photographer from ProHides, has been out in the rain capturing images. We don’t want you to miss out though so if you’ve got a camera, big or small, why not join him on Sunday 3rd of November for a photowalk to see some of these wonders for yourself.