Each year we have sheep come to Headon Farm for the winter. They belong to a farmer friend of ours who doesn’t have enough space on his own farm for all his sheep to graze. They arrive around October/November time and usually leave February/March the following year when the farmer takes them back to his own farm for them to have their lambs. Sometimes we are lucky and the ewes will have their lambs early we see some little white ‘dots’ in the field! If this happens we let the farmer know and he picks them up and takes them home for some TLC.
Having sheep on our farm is good for the land as they fertilise as they go! They also eat the grass much closer to the ground than cattle. This make the grass plant shoot lower down making a much stronger sward of grass.
Keep your eyes open as you walk the quiet lanes from our caravan touring site, you may see some baby lambs! (If you do can you let us know please)!