Our Spring 2017 New Forest Valais Blacknose Newsletter is out! Granted, it may already feel like Summer, but it is technically still Spring.... Just !! This edition is full of news of our exciting new partnership with Jimmy Osmond, dates of our upcoming Summer shows, lambing updates, and much more! Request your copy of our newsletter by mailing us.
We were at a number of local shows last Summer with some of our Valais Blacknose lambs and were absolutely delighted with the results, which included Reserve Champion at Romsey Show! This year we are going to be more ambitious and head out to more shows so do come and meet us and our sheep at one or more of the shows if you can! For a full list of the events, please visit our Events Page.
We are extremely excited to be showing off some of our beautiful rare Valais Blacknose sheep at the official launch of the Hampshire Food Festival 2017 at Chewton Glen here in the New Forest on 1st July 2017. As members of Hampshire Fare, we've been invited to showcase our rare and popular sheep to the invited bloggers, press, radio, local dignitaries, VIPs and visitors to the hotel. We will be on the lawn beyond the kitchen garden where we think they will look very at home in the picturesque surroundings. Do come along on the day if you can and meet us and our sheep!
We couldn't help ourselves....Having some Easter fun with the flock! We think they rather suit their bunny ears....... :-)
It’s that time of year again and we’ve been busy shearing our Valais Blacknose sheep in anticipation of the warmer weather. Everything other than our lambs and the sheep we’re going to show at this year’s country shows is sheared and this time it takes a record three days to get through the entire flock! Unlike almost all other breeds of sheep, the Valais Blacknose is unusual in that its exceptionally docile nature allows you to be able to shear the sheep standing up – where they just stand and let you complete the job. If you ever needed proof that they are an easy-going breed, then this is it! Although the sheep look bare once they’re first sheared, we...