Gill’s Blog

July 2016

Mid-way through the show season.  Some fantastic results (please see show results page) including 2nd and 3rd in a class of 20 at the Great Yorkshire Show.  Also pleased with a 2nd and a 3rd with fleeces entered at the Great Yorkshire.

March 2016

Lambing now over, 9 tup lambs, 11 ewe lambs, all healthy and happy!!

Winter 2015/16

Sproxton Ryelands and Night Star Coloured ryelands are now bedding down for the cold, looking forward to lambing in early 2016.

21st June 2015

North Yorkshire County Show – Sproxton Trev comes out top! Breed Champion in the coloured ryeland section.  Also first place for coloured ewe lamb and various seconds.

5th March 2015

Lambing is over!! A decent night’s sleep is definitely on the cards.  We welcomed into the world on Saturday, our first set of triplets, born to Nancy.  All doing well with the smallest being topped up with a bottle.  We have a total of 19 lambs, 14 ewes and 5 ramb lambs.  They are all coming on nicely, I will take photographs when the sun shines.

11th February 2015

Where does the time go?  Our lambing got off to a good start with Trixie producing a beautiful ewe lamb on the 16th January.  Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t kind enough for the shed to be completed, so lambing in the garage began!  To date, we have eight beautiful ewe lambs and one equally lovely ramb lamb. lambing should be complete around 5th March 2015.

Our shearling ewes and all the tups will be sheared this weekend.  They will go back out to play with waterproof, fleece lined anoraks on!!

2nd January 2015

My blog begins as we approach the start of lambing for 2015.  We have 8 white ewes and 5 coloured ewes, all waiting patiently for their due dates, hopefully, the first being a couple of weeks time and the last in March.  Not good planning, I know, especially as we have recently moved house and planning permission for the sheep shed took some time coming!  However, the weather has been pretty kind and the base is now down.  Hopefully, to be followed by  shed on Monday!  Weather permitting.  Otherwise,  its lambing in the garage!!