Friday, 25 February 2011

I left Jess at home today as I was just going to the office for a short while and on to the butcher to collect a lamb and I didn't want to leave her in the car with it just in case!
As usual murphy's law came into play and I got a call to say there was a lamb out at Whittledene. Fortunately I managed to press gang some help and we got it back in. That's the second time the same sheep has been on the wrong side of the fence but we can't find where it is getting through. One more strike and it will be it's turn to be collected from the butchers!

Monday, 21 February 2011

I hope you will all join me in welcoming Charlotte to Flexigraze. Some of you may already have been in contact with her with regard to the lambs that will ready later this week.
With Charlotte helping to look after the ordering process that leaves with me a bit more time to work with the stock and promote what we do. I seem to be getting a few requests to give talks to groups lately.
Over the next few weeks Charlotte will contacting those of you who have already bought lamb from us with details of how much will be available this year and roughly when. Anyone who is interested in some but has not ordered before please get in touch.

On the grazing front some Exmoor ponies will soon be arriving to join the sheep in grazing some of the land up the coast and now the days are getting longer cattle will soon be arriving to grazing an area of land at Pegswood. More details of what they are there to achieve as when they arrive!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Flexigraze Volunteer

Hello all!!
Just a quick introduction of myself. I'm Charlotte and I am a volunteer helping Stephen out with Flexigraze.I will hopefully be making blog updates and in contact with some of you through email if you are purchasing any of the lambs. I've provided some pictures so you can put a face to the name (although admittedly they are not my best pictures).

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A volunteer unloading sheep at Holywell, it's important to have an accurate count for the movement records.

Two, three, four.........

Where did he come from...........better check that he has an electronic ear tag for the records!

Don't look now Alex but I think we've found the cows!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The first of this years shearling lambs are now ready for sale. They will be available as half shearling lambs for £65. A half lamb consists of 2 leg joints, 2 rolled shoulder joints, and 12 chops minimum, 3 chump chops and approx 1lb of mince. Weight is approx 10kg depending on breed.

There will be a batch available every month and if you wish to order one please email

Alternatively you could form a small buying group and share one between up to 4 families. I will put more details on how this works shortly.

Grazing returned to Holywell yesterday.

Having had to remove the sheep during the hard weather because they kept walking out across the frozen pond; grazing eventually returned to the hay meadows there yesterday. They are a different group of sheep just in case the bad weather returns, the other group having learnt that they can escape across the ice would soon be off, should the pond freeze again this winter!
Let's hope not.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Jess at work this morning
and catching up with the paperwork. Not her favourite job but at least there's the chance of a biscuit!