Sunday 20 October 2013

An explorer steps ashore.

Friday saw the arrival of the good ship Patou, skippered by Admiral Mark Steele, carrying EPC Columbus who, we are delighted to say, has joined us as herdsire.
"Hello Ladies"
He's a handsome boy, and has already covered some of our herd.

Yesterday, I moved the girls into a new paddock, and moved the shelters with them - they are still beside Columbus, but higher up the hill. We gave them all ADE jabs, and got soaked from one of these heavy showers in the process. Columbus had been nick-named 'Clump(y)', at Patou previously, so Joy decided (rightly) that he would from now on be known as 'Scrumpy' in line with our apple theme! (though, between you and me, I still call him Clump to his face)

Today, I got up close and personal with Clump, and led him around the property, and introduced him to the fibre studio:
"and this is where we take your fleece to be processesed'
I fitted in a bit more work on the new shelter this afternoon:
Yes, the trailer is on the patio (actually, the end of the driveway)!

Enjoying a change of view.


  1. Congratulations! So it's the Clump...lovely boy. You had one or two folks thinking I had let my Explorer sail if!!!

  2. Good old Clump, he looks to have settled in very nicely!

  3. Clump looks a big handsome chap - he'll keep the girls happy! Wonder if he thought the studio was to be his new shelter?! Shirley & Robbie

  4. Congratulations! I have much admired Clumpy through Marks website and his cria look so lovely. I am sure he will be a great addition to your herd and look forward to seeing you at the shows with his fawn babies :-)

  5. Congratulations on your lovely new arrival ! I bet you can't wait to see those little 'scrumpies' next year ... Jayne