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Shearing By Hand

It’s about three weeks since shearing was finished, but here is a photo of ‘flock-leader’ Dora half way through her clipping; we use Burgon And Ball hand shears (hand-powered shears – not hand-held electric clippers). With only a small flock, … Continue reading

02. July 2014 by admin
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Last Lamb

The last lamb birthed this morning – a strapping ram-lamb to Chubby. That’s 3 pairs of twins, and 3 singles, with a mix of ewe-lambs and ram-lambs. Here is a photo of Brownie’s tiny twins – the smallest of the … Continue reading

29. May 2014 by admin
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My Main Permaculture ‘Performance Plants’

This Article was recently submitted to the Devon Association of Smallholders for consideration for their monthly Update Magazine: One of the principles that is key to putting together a robust permaculture design, especially for a garden or smallholding is ‘every … Continue reading

01. May 2014 by admin
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Beltane and the Transhumance

I am sorry to say that I didn’t rise at 5.00am today to see one of the local Morris sides dance the Sun up for Beltane morn at Haytor up on the moor – the weather forecast last night for … Continue reading

01. May 2014 by admin
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