Hebridean sheep and apple trees galore!
Posted by David Wilson
We have a very appealing flock of Hebridean rare-breed sheep which are almost jet black and very fine-boned, with pretty features, as well as our Lleyn ewes. The Hebrideans produce very tasty, low-cholesterol meat. Normally they would be grazing on stubble turnip and mustard crops but it was simply not possible to plant them last year with the unbelievably wet summer we had so we will have to buy extra feed in for them, which is more money off the bottom line.
Great effort and foresight have been invested in the planning of the trees at Home Farm and we have been constantly planting new ones over the past 25 years to keep the cycle going. We are currently working on a very exciting project planting 1,000 different varieties of mainly dessert apple trees. This is part of the famous Brogdale collection that unfortunately has had to be disbanded. We are going to plant them in rows 36 feet apart with 18 feet of vegetables in between on fields that are slightly south facing on good soil.