FURZEHILL SHETLAND SHEEP -    REGISTERED SHETLAND SHEEP LIVING IN DEVON
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long time no blog

Well it has been a very long time since I have written a blog what with my  health issues and losing my wonderful husband who was also my  best friend,Life is hard sometimes.on a lighter note we are still breeding and selling the wonderful Shetland sheep,and this year we have some lovely lambs mainly girls ,black ,black gulmoget a couple of grey katmogets,and a little moorit gulmoget.One ewe left to lamb hoping for a ewe moorit gulmoget would be nice. Hopefully I will update my website a little more often so please drop in from time to time .

Long time no blog

Well its a long time since I have posted on my website I really don't know where the time goes.
A lot of water has gone under the bridge and many things have happened including winning two championships a fleece championship a craft championship and a reserve championship so a good year.
This years rams are our black gulmoget who was approved earlier in the year and a new arrival a little ram lamb who is a complete change for us 
a very well marked grey katmoget . So a possible few surprises this spring,so watch this space.

SHOW TIME

               
        Well show time has begun .the last few days have been a little tiring up at 3.30 to 4.00 am to feed up and clean stables and get to the Devon County Show ground ready to show at 9 am on Thursday 8am on Friday, but so worth it.
 First time mum Furzehill Fanta got 2nd in a good class of ewes with our dear Furzehill Dorrit with a 3rd,then the shearling ewes with Furzehill Gracie coming 4th and then Furzehill Gina taking 3rd for wool on the hoof.

update at last

 Well at long last I am updating not only my blog but my website,what a year 2012 was wet and more wet mud and more mud lets hope this year will be better but if today is anything to go by we better not hold are breath.
2012 saw the sad loss of one of our flock characters she had lost all her teeth and started going down hill so the decision was made to put her to sleep,she has left us with her daughter Gem who is the spitting image and the same independent character as her mum,she really shouldn't be here as her mum shouldn't have gone to the ram but these things happen.

Show Time 2012

 WELL HERE WE ARE AT THE START OF SHOWING SEASON,DEVON COUNTY SHOW .
WE TOOK THE SHEEP DOWN TO WESTPOINT EXETER ON THE WEDNSDAY AFTERNOON AND SETTLED THEM IN TO THEIR PENS.
THURSDAY MORNING UP BEFORE THE BIRDS TO CLEAN STABLES, FEED AND WATER PIGS, SHEEP,AND OF COURSE US, READY TO LEAVE BY 7AM .AMANDA FROM THE CORYLUS FLOCK KINDLY TAKING US THANKYOU AMANDA .
THE MARQUEE FOR THE SHEEP WAS BUZZING WITH PEOPLE FEEDING AND GETTING SHEEP READY TO GO IN THE RING ,THE CLASSES WERE BIG WITH SOME STUNNING SHETLANDS ,FIRST IN WAS FINLEY SHEARLING RAM WHO WAS I FELT A LITTLE IMMATURE AS HE WAS ONLY JUST TWELVE MONTHS OLD BUT IT WAS GOOD EXPERIENCE.

New Additions

ShareWell its been awhile since I have updated my blog but its been a little hectic.We started lambing on the 8th of March ,we also had my beautiful grandaughter's first birthday and naming ceremony on the 24th and yes the sheep were very good we had a set of twins at
 5 am and nothing else all day so we were able to enjoy her special day.
Up to now I am very pleased with this years lambs Anton appears to have done a grand job,colours well once again we have had the shetland surprises as you will see in the pictures,we have some gorgeous gulmogets and some handsome moorits and the odd black.

update for Furzehill Shetlands

Well Christmas has been and gone it has been really wet and muddy so we haven't much in the way of grass.
Ten of my little ewe lambs have gone to their new home and I wish their new owners every success with them . Because my ram went in with the ewes a lot earlier this year I decided to have them scanned to give me an idea when they will start to lamb,so last Monday Alan came with his machine and everything went very smoothly and all twenty eight ewes are in lamb even the two girls that didn't lamb last year,so very pleased with the result Anton has been a very busy chap,can't wait to see his offspring.

updated news at Copperfields

ShareWinter is upon us and over the last few days we have had hail, snow, rain strong winds and thunder, at least this year the ewes can come back from the fields and into a dry shed although the track is very muddy at least they can get out of the weather if they prefer.
The ram lambs have a good shelter and the little ewe lambs were brought in this week.so all have dry beds.
All the ponies are wearing rugs for the first time dear Jessie was not pleased with hers but she  seems fine now ,Ash is happy with his rug and stands outside in the wet I do believe he is testing it and dear Petal the oldest girl is more than happy in hers but she did get used to hers last winter.

New home for Furzehill Dillon

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WE DELIVERED FURZEHILL DILLON TO HIS NEW HOME LAST WEEK ,HE WAS SUCH A GOOD CHAP ,JODIE WENT IN THE FIELD WITH THE HALTER POPPED IT ON HIM WALKED HIM UP THE TRACK AND INTO THE TRAILER.AND WHEN WE GOT TO HIS NEW HOME HE WENT INTO THE PEN WITH TWO WETHERS WITH NO PROBLEMS AT ALL WHAT A STAR HE IS.
WE HAVE ENJOYED LOOKING AFTER DILLON SINCE HE WAS BORN HE HAS HAD THAT SPECIAL SOMETHING.WE WILL MISS HIM.
DILLON HAS GONE TO A SUPERB HOME WITH SOME LOVELY EWES .

LATEST FLOCK NEWS

 
THE ARRIVAL OF THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE FLOCK WAS LOOMING CLOSER ,WE HAD BEEN TO SEE HIM A LITTLE WHILE AGO AND DECIDED HE WOULD  HOPEFULLY BE GOOD  FOR THE FLOCK.
 
WITH A GOOD FLEECE AND COMFORMATION,SLIGHTLY HEAVEY HORNS, BUT WE ARE HOPING THAT THIS WILL GIVE STRONGER  HORNS ON OUR  RAM LAMBS
WE HAD LOTS OF WORK TO DO BEFORE HE ARRIVED, TAGGING AND  WEANING THE LAMBS, EWE HEALTH CHECK AND DRENCH , FENCES TO MAKE STOCK PROOF OR SHOULD I SAY LAMB PROOF,TEMPORARY FIELD SHELTER TO MAKE,AND SO THE LIST WENT ON.