Maximus Tiny Lives

Maximus Tiny Lives was auctioned at Wallets Mart on 25th October 2013. All proceeds were donated to the Tiny Lives charity who raise money to support the very wonderful staff at Ward 35 Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. She was the last heifer born in 2011 before our twin girls […]

Winter 2010

December was relatively quiet as months go. Very cold, mostly white all over all month and occasionally above 0 degress! We were able to muck out when the tractors would start and kept water flowing to most of the troughs albeit with a little encouragement from the kettle on occasion. The chickens seemed to love it […]

Calving Time – To intervene or not?

Our first heifer’s, very first heifer. February is always an exceptionally miserable month. Still in the clutches of a long hard winter and spring still feels like an age away. So what could be a better time to kick off the calving season? First up this year was a Heritage calf, a little lad we named Bert […]

Autumn 2010

Autumn is the time for us to review the to-do list and make sure the really important jobs that needed sorting before the cows have to come in are all done. It’s time to organise the winter bedding and work out which group is going to be housed where over the coming months. Water troughs are […]

Summer 2010

Our first pedigree Beltie of the year was born in April to Boreland Victorerda. She gave us a little bull calf which we have named Allan after the young chap who helped us calve her. She started on in the afternoon up, and down for a few hours, by early evening she was still at […]

Spring 2010

With spring upon us and the ground firming up we are preparing for our final month indoors. Our first Beltie is due to calve in about weeks time and this will herald the start of the new season. We are all suffering a little from cabin fever now so the annual turf out will be […]