Thursday, 28 May 2015

Micro Climate

It was certainly a busy bank holiday with campers and lambs everywhere! We were fortunate to have a couple of days good weather with holiday makers descending onto the Purbecks and enjoying all the fantastic things about Dorset!

The campsite was well and truly full up and so were our lambing pens. We are definitely nearing the end of lambing for this year and it has flown past. To think we started our very first batch of lambing in February the months have gone so quickly and the lambs have got so big!

The photo below is on a somewhat autumnal day with sunshine and sea mist creeping over the farm on bank holiday weekend. We tend to have a micro climate in this neck of the woods with days where the sea mist does not pass or brilliant sunshine.....a few miles down the road it could be raining!

  

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Fields of lambs

Yes you've all guessed it, we are still lambing and it is going great! The weather has certainly picked up which has helped and we are nearly on the home stretch.

We are dedicated to producing good quality lambs here at the farm and a lot of hard work and effort goes into each lambing and sheep production throughout the year.

Check out the photo below of a new lamb born just this week hiding behind her mother!

Bank Holiday Fun

Hello all

The bank holiday is nearly here hurrah, why not come on down to the farm and camp out. We allow small camp fires, its a great atmosphere and the weather is meant to be great (don't hold us to that). The alpacas are back at the farm again in the top fields and we are still lambing!

Camping is on a first come first serve basis, simply turn up and pitch up!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Baa Baa Baa

We are most definitely in full swing of second phase May lambing and so far so good. We currently lamb the triplets indoors and the singles and twins are outside. Until today, the weather has most definitely been on our side with warmer days. Today it is raining at the farm which means a few wet lambs out in the fields.

The neighbouring fields are beginning to flourish with Oil Seed Rape and our February lambs are growing at a rate of knots.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Lambing Time

Hello again after a busy start to the April lambing season. We have had great success so far with plenty of triplets, twins and pure breeds being born which has been an absolute delight to see. The lambs are out in the fields with their mothers enjoying the beautiful sunshine we have had and eating our plush grasses.

We have some orphan lambs who are being fed twice a day, pictures to follow!

The second phase of lambing starts in just a few days time and we are bracing ourselves for more lambs being born.

The good weather has meant camping season has started with a busy bank holiday weekend, despite being somewhat windy here in the Purbecks.