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the UK’s largest resident Hawk-moth spotted in Blandford!

Natural talent

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Captured on camera: the UK’s largest resident Hawk-moth spotted in Blandford! Rachael and Charles Holland spotted this beauty among their newly planted runner beans in...
The elderflower will be harvested in the next few days.

Sheep shearing time is getting near

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The flock are thoroughly being spoilt with a selection of summer grazing paddocks now being offered. The recent weather has kick-started the field and...
Tria Stebbing

Baler is a temperamental beast

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The sheep’s feet have remained our main concern over the last fortnight, with Disney Princess still making a good job of limping dramatically when...
June is the traditional month of hay-making and the start of the meteorological summer. PHOTO: Kasiaczernik/Pixabay

‘A dripping June keeps all in tune’

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We dream of June through the dark days of winter; we dream of sunshine and gardens bursting with colour; we dream of a cacophony...
Three main issues can affect sheep feet – scald, foot rot and codd (contagious digital dermatitis).

Lambs are growing at a speedy rate

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The Zwartbles are back at the field and enjoying an abundance of grass. This is clearly providing rich milk to the ewes as the...
Gemma and one of the triplets

Focus now on preventing fly-strikes

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Lambing continued without any more dramas – the scan was 100 per cent accurate and we now have our multiple sets of triplets out...
Welcome to the world Cottonsmeade – Kaiser Chief, Keanne and Kate P

Hard labour – but all’s well that ends well!

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It was with great anticipation that the due date arrived. But like most things, it did not go quite as planned… The first of the...
The Field by Tri Stebbing

Getting organised ready for the new arrivals…

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The Field by Tri Stebbing. As a child there was a game that we played on long journeys in the car: “I packed my bag,...
Field Gate

For the love of gates…

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“April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” ― T.S....
Tri Stebbing Sheep

Looking out for swallows to herald the start of Spring

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Some mixed weather this week has meant that the fat ewes are wading around in mud…. again. The good news is that, because it...

Latest Field & Stream Stories

Natural talent

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Captured on camera: the UK’s largest resident Hawk-moth spotted in Blandford! Rachael and Charles Holland spotted this beauty among their newly planted runner beans in...

Sheep shearing time is getting near

0
The flock are thoroughly being spoilt with a selection of summer grazing paddocks now being offered. The recent weather has kick-started the field and...

Baler is a temperamental beast

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The sheep’s feet have remained our main concern over the last fortnight, with Disney Princess still making a good job of limping dramatically when...