Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Moving the last of the lambs to Tolsta Head

On the croft



In the back of the Range Rover

Checking new grazings

On your marks

Get set


Monday, 29 December 2014

The oinkers

Butch (boar)

Pigly pig (breeding sow)

Sickly pig

Berta (old sow)
All the pigs are British Saddleback Pigs, purchased originally from Clash Farm, Port Logan and then Mr J Weekes,  Doncaster.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Scots Dumpies

White Scots Dumpie Hen
Gold Scots Dumpie Hen

Cuckoo Scots Dumpie Hen
I keep a selection of  Scots Dumpie Chickens.

They are a Rare breed of Chicken native to Scotland and are famous for there short legs(which is how they get their name)  and Long Crowing. I keep them in a  variety of colours Cuckoo, Black, White, Gold and Blue of which some are extremely rare. If by chance anyone reading this keeps Scots Dumpie chickens please get in touch as I am on the look out for some fresh blood.

Xmas feed up

Poppy having her Xmas dinner of turnip and potatoes

The herd checking out the new field, Eric was charging about like a calf!!!!

Last but not least

Gerraquoy Hyacinth
the last cow in the herd to stand still for her photo

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Tolsta Head winter grazing for my sheep

Rubha Tholastaidh
Tolsta Head where my sheep graze, albeit photo taken in the summer, so a little less green now!!! but still plenty of grazing and shelter

Sheep pedicure

Me and My Dad foot trimming 
54 ewes and ewe lambs Wormed/Fluked with Combinex, Spot On for ticks and foot trimmed.
 Letting the ewes out to the winter grazing.
The ewes/ewe lambs off onto Tolsta Head to meet up with the 22 castrates to graze on the top of the Sea cliffs etc. till lambing time  2015

Friday, 19 December 2014

Some of the main Boys on the croft

Glen MacDonald Hebridean tup
Tolsta Foalan Hebridean tup

Llynthorpe Eric Shetland Bull