May 31, 2016


When people visit and express their thoughts I actually take time to stop and think, you're right 'what a view'. Farndale has fast become my base line for what's right in terms of my day to day surroundings so much so that it's almost easy to be blasé...


May 31, 2016


It can appear to be a foreign language and a barrier to understanding what's going on. Here are some of the terms relating to sheep husbandry:

Cull ewe - sheep culled because of their age; not suitable for breeding and sold for meat


May 31, 2016


We knew we had to have sheep, it's natural in these parts!


Which breed of sheep wasn't as straightforward. Our location calls for strong hardy animals; we wanted good, slow maturing, meat and a quality fleece, suitable for spinning. Good mothering instinct was another...

May 31, 2016

We both liked the idea of buying a farm. Finding the right place is a challenge; prices in the south are ridiculous and the threat of a new railway or road being built close by is real. As a kid from Stockton I had been on many trips around the North York Moors, whethe...

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