Manor Farm, Alton, Hants GU34 3BD
29 Sep 2016

How to Create the Perfect Leg of Lamb

When deciding what to produce at Manor Farm, we are lucky as we have an abundance of pasture that gives us plenty of room for manoeuvre. Once upon a time spare grassland in Hampshire was gobbled up by the demand for cereal production, but because some of our fields are old water meadows that are part of a natural drainage system, cultivation was pointless. We decided to stick to a mixed farm system, and nowadays, we’re rather glad we did.

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12 Feb 2016

Scanning all expectant sheep

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.