Thursday, 29 January 2009


We have had more lambs born this week. Some of them are really small so I have been bringing them into the house for some colostrum. They are that small Willow the Jack Russell looks huge against them. To keep the lambs warm I put them into the Rayburn bottom oven of course its only warm not hot. Some of the lambs are very rattly on the lungs, once they get over that they seem to go on and live. We have lost a few.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Stôf pren

Finally got around to tracking down the manual for the wood stove, and considering how much time and effort I put into getting it, I thought I'd stick it up on the web for anybody else out there who might happen to have an old Efel Kamina wood burner sitting around. I am reliably informed that there are next to no spare parts (with the exception of the glass panes) available...

Monday, 26 January 2009

Defaid a gwlân...

Not much to report here really... Hefin put his sheep back in the field again and has now (since taking this photo) taken them out again... I still can't get used to seeing white sheep up there!

In slightly more exciting news, remember ages ago when I sent my wool off to be spun into knitting yarn? I got it back in November and this hat & scarf are my first two finished objects!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

January lambs

We now have the ewes in the shed and they have all been vaccinated and wormed pre-lambing. This was in fact two weeks ago. We had our first live lambs born on Sunday 18th. We had a couple of ewes lamb with premature lambs the lungs are not developed so they don't take a gasp of air , which is really frustrating because your trying your hardest to get the lambs to live and they just don't. So when they come and alive you just sigh with relief that is a wonderful feeling.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Pris is

In the interests of moving things along, I've lowered the asking price for Bwlchyrhyd, so if you were interested before but thought you couldn't afford it, have another look...

Sunday, 4 January 2009

New Year 2009

Hello to all who have been reading jessica's blog tis my turn now. Hi i'm Bridget at Banc Olive and i thought I would start off at the beginning of the year rather than finish jessica's.

4th Jan Jon is spreading farmyard manure on the hay fields, due to the frozen weather. Well as for me I moved the Texel ewes closer to the yard ready for lambing the commercial ewes will soon be lambing so we are in for some late nights. Oh and it's been snowning at last.