King Johns Cottages

On the Farm

Lambing Live in the Cotswolds

WIth January nearly over we will be having a visit from our sheep scanner on the 5th of February to scan all our ewes to see how many lambs we will be expecting in April. This is useful so that we can separate the ewes that are having three or more for special care while…

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Raining Again Sunny Days Gone

After a lovely bright dry and almost sunny day yesterday it is raining again.  My horses will have to come in soon but no doubt will prefer to be in a warm sheltered yard rather than out in a muddy field.  Perhaps the seagulls will come back again, although I hope we don’t have that…

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Shut Down with TB

Sadly the test came back positive so we are not officially shut down with TB and will have to have another test at the end of January.  We had 11 reactors and 8 inconclusives which following reinterpretation of the test 3 more became reactors.  Sadly one of these was a cow that was taken for…

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TB Testing

We had a very busy day yesterday with a visit from our vet who had to inject all the cattle that we own (except for the very baby calves) to test them for any reaction to Bovine Tuberculosis. He will be back on Friday morning to “read” the test and see if we have any…

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Lambing Live at Langley

Lambing started with a flourish here at Langley, but we have a great team of staff so not too stressed at the moment.  The ewes have their lambs out in the fields then they are brought into the shed and put into individual pens before the lambs are rung and numbered.  They then go out…

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Brown Hare seen again – Nature Diary

We saw the brown hare again this morning whilst driving round the stock but were not quick enough to get a photo as it ran away too quickly.  Following on from my Green Tourism Inspection I am going to work harder at the nature diary and have decided to use my blog as the platform…

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Will be getting a new touch screen computer with windows 8 very soon and will be able to upload my farmplan software.  Are there any other farmers out there using this system and if so do you find it easy to navigate etc.  Have also recently got an EID Reader so hopefully our sheep records…

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Bad Weather causes concern

Although lambing is now well under way the very cold bitter weather is causing real concern as we cannot turn out any of the new lambs because they will simply die overnight.  We have therefore had to somehow make more room at home in the buildings so that we can at least give them some…

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Mumps Confirmed

Had a call this morning from the Doctor to confirm that my eldest daughter did have mumps, even though she had had both vaccinations as a child.  Could there have been a dodgy load of vaccine I ask myself?

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Sad News

Having got the blog up and running we very sadly had a death in the family early in February, so have not been paying much attention to my social media etc.  However, we are hopefully now back on track, the early lambers have nearly all done and we are gearing up for the main flock…

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