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Becky Sherman, The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire. SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk


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The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk


FARM NEWS

For Sale

Eggs from our own hens  are for sale at £1.25 per half dozen.

(Subject to availability and when we can find them)

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Home Grown Mutton

Follow the link for details or ask me, Becky on

01547 530530 or e-mail

This page is a sort of ‘blog’ I suppose, but I prefer to call it ‘News’ and try to keep it up to date with what is going on on the farm and property.  If you are interested in anything in particular, please ask!

Previous Year’s News

New lamb 2018

2018

January

All we’ve had so far is ‘weather’!  Cold, snow, rain, gales, storms and a bit of sunshine, I’ll admit, though not so much recently.

These two pictures of fir trees with water drops I was rather pleased with.  The water drops are actually solid ice!

Black Hill one Sunday afternoon

Our valley on a cold, misty morning

April

The weather has been so wet recently, that we wonder (not for the first time) whether we should start building an ark?  

The ewes, which were going to have a year off from lambing this year, started lambing last week!  Porter, our handsome black ram climbed through two fences to get to the ewes last autumn and although he was only with them for five days, ten out of 22 ewes were pregnant!  As he was with them for such a short period of time, the last three ewes lambed this morning and it is all over in less than 10 days.  

I like this!  

All had twins, most of which are beautiful, big, healthy lambs.  

Today, the sun is shining and we have put three mothers outside on some fresh grass.  It makes the late nights and early mornings all worth while.

The first two lambs. Ewes and lambs out to enjoy the sunshine at last Transport

Transport - didn’t want to go  in - didn’t want to come out!

Last to lamb

Last ewe to lamb - she’s got another lamb somewhere…

First lambs

First ewe to lamb - she’s had a bit of trouble feeding them

Numbered and ready to go out

Nearly May… today Peter has been sorting out the chimney in Squire Cottage.  About a week ago, he noticed a crow flying in and out of the chimney.  On examination, the creature had built it’s nest half way down the chimney on top of a cast iron baffle which stops warm air escaping up the chimney when the fire is not lit.  There was so much nest material - twigs and lumps of sheep’s wool, that the baffle was held tight shut.  Of course it would have been impossible to have a fire in that instance - the chimney was completely blocked!  As the crow had only just started laying eggs and we are not enamoured with the amount of crows we have nesting in every possible place they can this year, Peter climbed up the chimney and used drain rods to pull the nest down.  I took some photos, but they are blurred and don’t show the full extent of the problem!

heap of twigs and nesting materials View up the inside of the chimney, showing the baffle plate