Lambing time again

As I write this week’s column, we have just started lambing our flock of Pedigree Southdown ewes and, as I stand and look across our lambing field which is bathed in sunlight from the clear blue sky, I am struck by how different the weather is compared to last year’s...

Sheep Worrying

Lambing season is approaching fast. I have been starting to make preparations for my Southdowns’ lambing next month, and farmers across the area are struggling in the face of wind, rain and mud to get ready for this important time in a stock keeper’s calendar. It is...

Southdown Sale….

As regular readers will know, in addition to working with animals during the day at Donaldson’s Vets, I have a bit of a menagerie at home.   We started with 2 pedigree Southdown sheep that were given to me by a colleague 7 years ago and have gradually grown our...

Honley Show

  After the disastrous washout of last year, this year’s Honley Show was as glorious as the blue skies and sunshine overhead. The Honley Show weekend is always a busy weekend for Donaldson’s as we load vehicles and head up to the showground to man our stall for...

What a difference a week makes…….

Last week, we were in the depths of drifting snow and blizzards. This week, the air is still cold but the clocks have gone forward and there is some blue sky and watery sunshine. Surely spring is round the corner now. After 10 days with our buildings jam packed with...