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Muscovies 2018

We have had another bumper Muscovy year. Our girls are wonderful mothers, we have to limit who gets to raise youngters. 
This year one lady came off the nest with 20 (yes TWENTY) babies, and she raised all successfully 
We have kept our Muscovies free range for years, the babies start in the byre for their safety, then out in protective custody, before ranging with the rest, with access to ponds, shut in at night.
We have a good selection for sale, will be keeping some, and processing a bunch to add to our freezer for eating over the coming year. 
Feeding ourselves is one of the most important aspects of raising our livestock, sales help us to support our small farm, paying towards all those essential costs. 
It looks like we not only have black and lavender youngsters but possibly 2 white ones too this year . will be keeping them to breed from next year. 

A few really useful cockerels for sale

A few really useful young cockerels – with excellent old productive lines in their ancestry .. they look great too.
These cross bred boys have some of the best Rhode Island / Plymouth rock / Light Sussex bloodlines in their make up. All free range reared. Will add useful egg numbers to the future flock generations. Still youngsters, growing into themselves. Kintaline Farm, Benderloch

Living larders : Seaweed harvesting

Autumn is a time for harvesting : picking processing and storing what we have grown for the coming months, capturing the goodness as best we can. 
Because of my fibromyalgia (and the way of living that caused my fibro) I have not done much in previous years, so enjoying what I can do this year, in the growing, the eating, and the harvesting. 
The recent storms are a blessing for our soils as the nearby shores are awash with wonderful seaweeds. Yesterday I went down with the wee trailer to one such beach, with permission, and started this autumns collection.. so many lovely varieties, and such SUPERFOOD .. Taking our ‘fair share’ some will be dried for US to eat, as well as going on beds to breakdown, nourish and mulch the soils for next years crops.

4 horned Jacob Tup for sale – Shearling, great temperament

We have a lovely Jacob Tup for sale this autumn.
Ready to work, with a lovely stamp and temperament.
He is not registered but from pure stock over generations.
We have been selecting for great meat, fleeces, and hardiness for over 25 years here.
This lad is one of twins, which is our norm here, triplets are not uncommon with few singles.
Jacobs are easy lambing, easy care, and fun to have around.