Haven't posted since the end of the summer so thought I would do a couple of pieces as an autumn catch up on all things sheep-related.
The end of the summer is traditionally the time when sheep sales for breeding sheep and tups happens in earnest. We attended two official shetland sheep society sales: one at :Laanark and one at Melton Mowbray.As always, we were spoilt for choice with some fantastic sheep for sale.
As we have been trying to DOWNSIZE the flock for a few years now, it is hard to justify buying more sheep but ... we did end the sale season with two additionas to the flock:
Galtress Squishy (shown left, above) and Muncaster Gwen who is a sweet black sheep with a white krunet head and white socks.
We have sold a LOT of sheep this year, but have been able to travel the country and meet lovely new buyers who are just starting out on the Shetland Sheep journey!
There's always a wee gap between sales and tupping, so we had a great break away in Kingairloch, where I was able to visit a starter flock I had sold a couple of years ago. The sheep are now all living at Sanna on Ardnamurchan (above), and seem very very happy indeed with their new seaside lives.