"Ladies in waiting"

Storm Dennis rages!

What weather we are having!

In the past two days we have had 120mm of rain! The ground is sodden, the rain & hail persist and the wind is still blowing.

Although we are not due to start lambing until 1st April we have got the “girls” in early so we can keep them safe and dry.

Living as high up as we do there is no fear of flooding in the houses. The rain spilling into the streams runs past us but the fields are water logged so we have the inevitable “puddles” to contend with.

Our half term guests are dodging the spots (the sun did come out today!) and enjoying the swimming pool – might as well get wet in warm water!!

Snowdrop carpet

Snow drop carpets!

Despite the rain and the snow (not that it settled for long) the carpet of snowdrops has appeared on the lawn.

Over the years we have moved soil around the gardens and hidden in it are often a few bulbs which then decide to appear randomly. So there are always a few popping up in different places each year – we like it even if they are not always where you want them!

The snowdrop carpet is always a sign that winter will soon be turning to spring and that it is soon time to think about lambing!

Happy Christmas!

Hope you are enjoying your Christmas Day with family and/or friends.

There has been no snow this year for our guests to enjoy but this year’s Christmas card shows the snowfall we had last winter.

It would be nice to have some crisp mornings with their gorgeous blue skies instead of this continual rainy weather.

Fingers crossed we will get a chance to get the sledges out!!

Meet Rodney

Meet Rodney!

Rodney is settling down on the farm – this fine Texel ram moved in last week. He has been introduced to the girls so all being well lambing is due to start at the beginning of April.

He is of the same lineage as our last two rams Rockie and Reggie – so keeping with the “R” names Mathew called this young tup Rodney and he seems quite happy with his new title.

As we took him across the farmyard to meet the flock of older ewes the Harry Enfield sketches of the old ladies and the “young man” came to mind!!!