Spring has sprung here at Borough Farm
Spring has certainly sprung here at Borough Farm, our lavender pekin hens have been busy laying numerous eggs which have now hatched the most beautiful little silver birds who delight us all. The two flocks of sheep have started lambing and are safely in the barns at night and enjoying this lovely early spring sunshine during the day, It has been a very safe lambing season with all the lambs delivered safely and we have finished the first batch of ewes to lamb, with some more due later in April. Last Autumn we were delighted to sell our lovely Borough Thomas, our young ram to the care of Pip Cordwell at the Lost Gardens of Heligan to run with their flock of beautiful pure bred and very rare Devon and Cornwall Longwool sheep. This breed is currently only totally 1,000 breeding ewes in the world so each one is very precious. Our bloodlines here at Borough are highly sought and we were particularly pleased to be involved with this breeding program as the Heligan flock are being followed by the Rare Breed Survival Trust. Our other flock, the dutch zwartbles have lambed in beautifully with one of our favourite ewes even producing quads, and every one of them was a ewe lamb ! – Elsie also surprised us by producing a triplet of ewe lambs, what stars they are ! The quads are currently being fed by their mum but I think I will need to top up soon with a bottle as it will soon become too much for her.