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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

2020

Squire Cottage in the sunshine Looking to Chapel Lawn from Squire Farm

Back in December, I mentioned giving up the sheep see Farm News 2019 and it has now happened.  They all went one day in January (except two badger-faced wethers and Perky) (and the ram for the moment) when I was really not expecting it.  I can no longer say that we farm sheep, which for us is sad, but at least with no ewes to lamb, I can grow some vegetables instead!

We will still be selling frozen mutton - it is delicious by the way!!

The badgers and Perky - a pet Two remaining badger-faced wethers

The wethers immediately got caught up in brambles!


Perky was one of those lambs which missed out on the crucial colostrum from her Mother, but in spite of that insisted on living… she is slightly deformed, but still lives on.  We feel we have to keep her!

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26th February - beautiful sunshine! Makes one glad to be alive and living in Shropshire...

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February

Flooding has been a main topic of news recently and we have witnessed some very dramatic local flooding.  Fortunately, here on our little spur, we are well out of the water, but getting in and out can be a little tricky.  Also, fortunately, being quite high, the water leaves us quickly and the ground dries up fast.  

The hens are the worst off as they have a leak above their stable and a puddle in the middle of their floor!

Silted sheep wash

This is a silted up pond in the course of our stream.  First the ash tree came down (News 2019), then it silted up even more!

We have new heating in Xidong.  Since the under-floor heating has been burnt out due to some un-thinking guests turning the heating on full blast, we have invested in some state of the art electric wall heaters which are totally controllable and cost much less to run. The heating is set to ‘comfort’ temperature (21o C) in the morning and evening and to ‘standby’ temperature (16-18o C) at other times of day and night - assuming that not everyone wants to spend their days sitting around watching TV in such beautiful surroundings.  

It should be noted that if guests would like the heating to be set differently, then they only have to ask us to alter it.  Please!