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28 April, 6.30am, -5c

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Lambing shed selfie

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Waiting and Resting

Lambing involves a lot of waiting around, both for the expectant mothers and for us; long periods of waiting interrupted by unplanned bouts of frantic activity. Today was a waiting day, and because it was also a day the weather … Continue reading

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Snow on the ground

It was a surprise to wake this morning to find snow on the ground. There wasn’t much and it won’t last long but it is still not quite what we were expecting. Needless to say one of the ¬†heifers thought … Continue reading

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The annual cycle starts again …

Each spring seems to arrive faster than the last, and already we are back into the annual lambing and calving cycle. And of course the weather remains gloriously unpredictable. After some dry and sunny days we had snow on the … Continue reading

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First cuckoo

We heard our first cuckoo of the year this morning.¬†Ironically, the arrival of this ‘spring bird’ coincided with the end of a period of warm weather, a dusting of snow on the hills and some very cold winds. So spring … Continue reading

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