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2 days ago

Albans Barnyard

This handsome ram lamb left us today to go to his new home where he has an appointment with some lovely ewes. It’s so nice when you can sell the boys on – hopefully we’ll see his babies at some of the agricultural shows next year!💕🐏🐏💕 See MoreSee Less

This handsome ram lamb left us today to go to his new home where he has an appointment with some lovely ewes. Its so nice when you can sell the boys on - hopefully well see his babies at some of the agricultural shows next year!💕🐏🐏💕

Comment on Facebook This handsome ram …

He’s very handsome , I’m sure he’ll be a great hit with the ladies!!

He looks lush x

He is a handsome fellow 💜

He does look very handsome boy.

He does catch the eye!

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4 days ago

Albans Barnyard

We weaned the lambs this week – it was a bit noisy the first night but they, & their mums, have settled down very well now🙂 See MoreSee Less

We weaned the lambs this week - it was a bit noisy the first night but they, & their mums, have settled down very well now🙂

1 week ago

Albans Barnyard

Oh dear, we really need some rain! There’s been no significant rain for over 2 weeks, that wasn’t very much and it doesn’t look as though there’s any coming our way anytime soon either! Our ponds must be at least 2ft down on their usual levels, the grass is brown and there’s not a lot out there for the animals to eat so we’ve had to start feeding hay!☀️☀️☀️ See MoreSee Less

Oh dear, we really need some rain! Theres been no significant rain for over 2 weeks, that wasnt very much and it doesnt look as though theres any coming our way anytime soon either! Our ponds must be at least 2ft down on their usual levels, the grass is brown and theres not a lot out there for the animals to eat so weve had to start feeding hay!☀️☀️☀️Image attachmentImage attachment

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We’ve had nearly 2” of rain today on Skye and there’s way too much grass for the sheep…..can I send some (or a lot) of both down to you?!!!

1 week ago

Albans Barnyard

We are now taking pre-orders for our wonderful home reared grass fed mutton!
It will be just £40 for a quarter box of approximately 7kg weight – each pack has a half leg joint (knuckle or fillet), half a shoulder joint (knuckle or blade), some loin chops and cutlets, and either boneless leg steaks or boned and roiled breast (alternatively this could be minced or cubed if required). Mutton is a superb meat which is gaining favour again at top restaurants. It is darker & fuller flavoured than lamb and perfect for slow cooking in stews, curries & tagines.
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We are now taking pre-orders for our wonderful home reared grass fed mutton!
It will be just £40 for a quarter box of approximately 7kg weight - each pack has a half leg joint (knuckle or fillet), half a shoulder joint (knuckle or blade), some loin chops and cutlets, and either boneless leg steaks or boned and roiled breast (alternatively this could be minced or cubed if required). Mutton is a superb meat which is gaining favour again at top restaurants. It is darker & fuller flavoured than lamb and perfect for slow cooking in stews, curries & tagines.

3 weeks ago

Albans Barnyard

We put our wildlife camera up in our patch of woodland & look what turned up – this lovely buck Roe deer. The Roe deer is one of the truly native British breeds. This one seems to have damaged one of his antlers as it seems to be growing backwards rather than up! See MoreSee Less

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Fabulous picture quality

Exciting!

1 month ago

Albans Barnyard

Love the way mum hides her baby in the grass while she goes off to graze!
#albansbarnyard #redrubydevon #babycow #hidinginthegrass #calf #newlife
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Love the way mum hides her baby in the grass while she goes off to graze!
#albansbarnyard #redrubydevon #babycow #hidinginthegrass #calf #newlife

Comment on Facebook Love the way mum …

So cute

Adorable photos

What a lovely face

1 month ago

Albans Barnyard

The calf has arrived at last! It was born at about 5am this morning and is up, feeding and looking well 🙂 See MoreSee Less

The calf has arrived at last! It was born at about 5am this morning and is up, feeding and looking well 🙂

Comment on Facebook The calf has arrived…

Aww so pretty 😍

That’s lovely x

Well worth the wait

Thank goodness 🙂

So sweet!

Good to hear all is well!

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1 month ago

Albans Barnyard

SOLD
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SOLD
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Comment on Facebook SOLD 18

They are beautiful, so soft.

1 month ago

Albans Barnyard

Phew – we just had the second of our 6 monthly TB tests & all clear – Hooray!!!! We are in a very low risk TB area so normally only test every 4 years but last summer another local herd had a bought in cow test positive (despite being tested clear at purchase!) so we have had to have extra tests to check the infection hasn’t spread. As both our 6 monthly checks were clear we now have to have another test in a year. If that one is clear we can go back to 4 year testing.🤞 See MoreSee Less

Phew - we just had the second of our 6 monthly TB tests & all clear - Hooray!!!!  We are in a very low risk TB area so normally only test every 4 years but last summer another local herd had a bought in cow test positive (despite being tested clear at purchase!) so we have had to have extra tests to check the infection hasnt spread. As both our 6 monthly checks were clear we now have to have another test in a year. If that one is clear we can go back to 4 year testing.🤞

Comment on Facebook Phew – we just had …

Hooray – thank goodness. Is there much round you ? Apart from the one you mention

Wonderful well done ✅

1 month ago

Albans Barnyard

We have been playing a game of ‘is she, isn’t she’ with this cow for the last few weeks. The AI man visited her twice last year & when she was pregnancy checked by the vet we thought she was most likely pregnant from his first visit. That would have made her due date about 3 weeks ago! As nothing has happened we were getting a bit concerned. The vet came for a routine TB test today so we got him to check &, Hooray!!!, she does have a calf in there. Must of been the second visit after all so due any day. Fingers crossed! See MoreSee Less

We have been playing a game of is she, isnt she with this cow for the last few weeks. The AI man visited her twice last year & when she was pregnancy checked by the vet we thought she was most likely pregnant from his first visit. That would have made her due date about 3 weeks ago! As nothing has happened we were getting a bit concerned. The vet came for a routine TB test today so we got him to check &, Hooray!!!, she does have a calf in there. Must of been the second visit after all so due any day. Fingers crossed!

2 months ago

Albans Barnyard

Always like watching the bale wrapper in action! See MoreSee Less

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I love a bit of machinery

What does it cost you to wrap each bale? I’m thinking glad wrap is 5 quid for 60 metres …. 🙂

2 months ago

Albans Barnyard

And we did it! The hay was safely cut & wrapped by 9pm yesterday which was wonderful as there was a massive thunderstorm at about 5am ⚡️⛈⚡️The crop was only about 1/2 last year’s as it has been so dry but as we have some left from last year’s bumper crop we should have enough to feed the animals through the winter🐂🐏 See MoreSee Less

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Perfect timing, well done!

Well done guys

Yay, well done!!🌾

2 months ago

Albans Barnyard

The hay tedder came today – this turns & aerates the hay so it drys quicker – it’s so hot we should be able to bale tomorrow!!🌞🌞🙂 See MoreSee Less

The hay tedder came today - this turns & aerates the hay so it drys quicker - its so hot we should be able to bale tomorrow!!🌞🌞🙂

2 months ago

Albans Barnyard

There weren’t just pigs in the pen this morning – this gorgeous Red Admiral butterfly was flitting through too! See MoreSee Less

There weren’t just pigs in the pen this morning - this gorgeous Red Admiral butterfly was flitting through too!

2 months ago

Albans Barnyard

There’s a few days sunshine ahead so the hay was cut today. It won’t be our best crop as it’s been far too dry here but, as we had some left over from last year, we should have enough to see us through the winter 🌞🌾🐂🐏🌞 See MoreSee Less

There’s a few days sunshine ahead so the hay was cut today. It won’t be our best crop as it’s been far too dry here but, as we had some left over from last year, we should have enough to see us through the winter 🌞🌾🐂🐏🌞
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