Doesn’t Alfie look smart, despite being nearly 20 he still guards the sheep.
We have over 400 acres to combine a year. Fortunately with our neighbours help this doesn’t take long with big modern machinery.
We shear the sheep once a year, usually in July or August. Two men take one day to shear 400 sheep. The wool from one sheep weighs about 2kg.
As members of the Selborne Land Partnership we have recently erected a number of barn owl boxes on the farm. These will be monitored over the forthcoming year to help us learn more about these beautiful birds.
To learn more follow this link to read more about the Selborne Land Partnership
Calving this year will be in December. Watch our for new of our latest arrivals.
Always in April and what a magical time of year! Lots of new arrivals every day. We usually expect about 500 lambs. Come and stay at our Feather Down Campsite or Bed and Breakfast to enjoy a private tour of the lambing fields, you might even see a lamb or two popping out.
In order to help us check the ewes at lambing time we like to know how many lambs each ewe is expecting. Bob the scanner visits us in February and ultrasounds every ewe. We mark them with a colour on their wool depending on how many lambs they are expecting.
About a week before lambing is due to start we put all the ewes expecting one lamb in one field, ewes expecting two lambs in another field and all the ewes expecting triplets in another with Alfie our lama. You will have to come and stay here to find out why Alfie is in charge of the triplets.