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Meet the new bottle feeding team

Easter 2016 we have six new lambs who will be joining our lambs in our 11.30 and 3 pm feeding ses...

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Meet the new bottle feeding team

Easter 2016

we have six new lambs who will be joining our lambs in our 11.30 and 3 pm feeding sessions. 

Our milking cow jodie has calved recently. Her calf Humbug is fed after the 11 am milking session 

 

 

 Sooty and Sweep

Farmers ed and Peter have had greet fun this week helping Sooty and Sweep film an episode for their new series which will starting this September. For photos have a look on our Facebook page 

 

Lambing Live this half term.

Join Farmer Ed in the animal barns this feb to see and learn about the farms new arrivals. We have 130 pedigree texel lambs due during this month ( they were scanned after christmas) which can be born anytime of the day or night. You might be lucky enough to see some born.

 New Calves

 We have started calving this year with four red rubies so far. Our most recent calf is Wolvershill Veronica 4th who is on show in the animal barn. She is the first calf sired by our new bull Bongalabi (Bruce for short) so we are especially please to have got a heifer. Our Milking cow, Jordan has recently calved with a lovely bull calf  who is also on show.

 

Mist starts her Training

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After a lot of thought, Farmer Ed has decided to keep Mist pictured here last summer.All the other eight pups went to brilliant working homes. Now seven months old, Mist has started her training and is very keen with sheep. We have placed small groups of last years ewe lambs in different paddocks around the farm so Farmer Ed can give her short training sessions. Although she has already been introduced to sheep it has always been with her mother Sky watching over her. Now its time for Mist to learn the basic moves of Come Bye and Away.  Her first session was okay with Mist circling the sheep well and being fully focused on her work. The sheep however were not so happy. Hopefully, the sheep will learn to stick close to Farmer Ed to make things a lot easier.

  

Sky the sheepdog has had her Puppies

On July 16 2010 Sky gave birth to an amazing Nine puppies in the early hours of the morning. She had them with no assistance at all and both Sky and the pups are all healthy. The puppies will begin to be on show in the anaimal barn in a couple of weeks. Sky's partner is a tricolour collie called Eyrie Rock who has appeared in the world sheepdog finals and has been on the English National team for a number of years. All her pups will hopefully go on to be working sheepdogs.skys_puppies_001


 

  

The Pups at Two weeks old

 July 31st - the pups have all opened their eyes now and are beginning to jump out of their box in Farmer Ed's pick up truck on their way up to the farm each morning. Sky is back to work doing all the summer sheep jobs. Her routine is now a mixture of rounding up sheep and feeding a pack of hungry puppies. I think she prefers the sheep.

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Sky goes swimming

  After a busy day looking after her pups who are now six weeks old ,Sky had the call from Farmer Ed to help with an emergency situation on the farm. One of next door lambs had run straight into the farms carp pond and was firmly embedded right in the middle amongst some lily pads.  With a crowd watching, Sky leaped into the pond and after being told to "Come Bye" she swam across the pond and after giving the lamb a bite to get it going, pushed it towards the bank where it was caught and returned to its own farm. It's a busy life being a sheepdog !

  

Sky's Accident

 Unfortunately, Sky was involved in a very nasty road traffic accident when she was 11 months old. She was transferred from our local vets to a specialist vet clinic in Swindon where she had two major operations and emergency blood transfusions. After two weeks she came home and has lots of serious rehabilitation to do. She had one leg in plaster with lots of nuts and bolts helping to mend her legs. The good news is that she is expected to make a full recovery although she won't be chasing any sheep for a good few months. Watch this space for updates on her recovery.

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Wolvershill Bess Wins

Our Red Ruby Devons have had a successful year with our top priced young female Bess achieving one of the highest prices of the day at the Society sale in October. She then appeared at the Sedgemoor Winter Show where she won her class against some very stiff opposition. She is destined for some of the big county shows this summer. Well done Bess !

 

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The Sheep have a new ram

This year a new ram has been bought at the English National Texel show and sale where farmer Ed was selling some of the farms own lambs. His name is Barnage Peter and he is young ram lamb who is already sharing a field with some of the farms ewes. The other ewes are elsewhere on the farm with Napoleon, the farms senior ram. Lambing should start on Feb 7th.

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Rose the Saddleback has 17 piglets

Our new pig Rose has had 17 piglets on October 4th. Her piglets are all fit and healthy and spend most of their time drinking milk from their mum. The little ones are all pure saddlebacks

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