Myles admires and pats his new Gloucestershire Old Spots.
Nibbles, the Shropshire (left) and Midnight, the black Romney.
Our flock needs a shearing.
Before we get to scheduling a shear, we have to attend to some of the other farm animals: the second and third batches of meat birds need to be processed next week (Cornish Crosses and Kosher Kings), a Tamworth, and a Gloustershire Old Spot/Tamworth/Hampshire cross pig will be processed, and a Dorset ram lamb needs to be picked up and quarantined for flock health safety, before he is allowed in areas with other animals. Then I think we will look at the weather and find a few dry days to have the shearer come and help our ewes out of their warm wool coats. There is never a dull moment here on the farm!
Remember that we have lamb chops, shank and leg, as well as similar cuts of goat, plus heritage breed pastured pork, and whole roasting chickens.