MOSSOAY FLOCK have been... BUSY
Our "Lamb-count" at conclusion of Lambing in 2020 was:-
6 tup lambs; and 5 ewe lambs; varied colours - which is what we wanted
As at 22 July 2020, FOUR of the tup lambs are spoken for / SOLD
The other two tup lambs are STILL AVAILABLE
THREE ewe lambs are STILL AVAILABLE, and ready for sale
All this year's lambs now are vaccinated, and dual tagged and RBST birth notified / registered
ONE 2019 born ewe lambs still is AVAILABLE and suitable for tupping into November
We may offer retirement to two of our older ewes
The remaining two / twin tup lambs born 2020 could be wethered, suitable as ornamental grazers, pets / companions / guard animals
Prices on application
BELOW LEFT: Daisy - the Matriarch, sadly lost in 2019
BELOW RIGHT: Jackson, our former stock ram, sold on to a family on North Uist,
where he worked from 2018 onwards, and, just recently, moved on to a new contract / owners on Harris; Jackson, we miss you loads, and hope you may sire many more beautiful lambs
In memoriam late great Queen Elizabeth II. And long live King Charles III.
ABOVE:We are - "The Cheeky Girls"! -
homed with our friends near Carnoustie, 2018
Blessed with Lambs 2020
WELL DONE, Cheeky Girls
TO LEFT: - lamb feeding Summer 2018
ABOVE (from left); rare species of "Hot Sheep" in the garden; and "Sable Poot" hen - kind of a shoulder decoration?
BELOW: "Visitors always welcome at MOSSOAY FLOCK"
though some are less welcome than others........
ABOVE: Saturday night - is Party time - at the wheelbarrow....................
when we offer a Barrow-out!
(sometimes the lambs climb in there, too!)
ABOVE: This is our nine year old ewe, Aisha: "Isn't she LOVELY!" - Aisha says: "The juiciest branches are at the top! - that's after i've stripped the bark...... "Ash die-back"? - or "Aisha die-back"........ Trees are at risk from Soays' dietary fancies
ABOVE: I am CAMERON - "Cammie".
I've been to "sweet school"
I am MOSSOAY FLOCK resident Wether Companion! I am capable of jumping 4 feet or more
ABOVE: our Lambs
WISHING you WELL!
(Wishing well purchased from Linden Garden Centre - "Thankyou"!)
Don't know what the attraction is, but there's always a queue to get in here
BELOW:THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN! - for young "Friday" in 2017
Re-homed to Fife with 3 half sisters
ABOVE: These two young ladies were sold by us to a home who wholly bought in to the heritage - by building them a "Cleit House" of their own. Trouble is: the wee girls preferred to get ON the roof, NOT INSIDE! BLESS!
BELOW: We need to shed our winter cardi's! We DO NOT need to be sheared. Although we sometimes appreciate a wee bit o' help.......................................
LEFT: Jackson, our former Stock Ram, having a feast on some cut branches - considering that in their native habitat there are no growing trees, this appetite is bizarre! Soays will eat "just about everything"!
RIGHT: Jackson won First Prize for Northern Short Tailed at Lanark Show, September 2014. He is SO(ay) Handsome. Unhaltered, as shown, Jackson excelled - by BUTTING the opposition with vigour! He's now living with his new flock in Western Isles
LEFT: Tender moment! Lamb needs a bit of TLC - mum EXHAUSTED! Pete steps in to help out...
LEFT: Tuppence's twins, 2013, photo courtesy our kind friend, Jeni Reid - "HOW NOT TO LOVE!"
LEFT: Thainstone Show May 2014 - Jackson, Guinevere, and their wee fans! LOVELY FAMILY DAY OUT!
ABOVE: The late, great "Daisy", sadly lost in 2019. Daisy was born out of two black parents. Daisy was blessed with twins and even triplets, some of whom have inherited her beautiful genetic piebald markings....
These ones were born to TORMENT!
Bit of help with a bottle? three's too many!
Jackson, our former Stock Ram - at just 6 months old - has grown up to be a FINE FATHER! - and moved on to live with his new family in the Western Isles in 2018. We hear he has a new contract now in Lewis.
FROM ABOVE, LEFT, CLOCKWISE: - "Rocky".
Wambo the ram, as a youngster
Tuppence requesting a biscuit
Young tup lambs - nice when a young lady comes and feeds us treats! We LIKE HER!!!!
The synchronised feeders......
LEFT: "Conachair Wambo". I was the finest Horned Ram at Forfar Show, September, 2012
I sired 12 gorgeous lambs - see them on You Tube, 2013 under "Lambs and Bach" (posted by our friend, Jack Macfarlane)
OBITUARY: CONACHAIR WAMBO (ABOVE) - SO LOVED, AND WILL BE NEVER FORGOTTEN
ABOVE: a couple of abandoned Tup lambs, in their owners' kitchen - receiving nurture and support from Roly the German Shepherd dog
BELOW: some pictures of our friends' "pest lambs" in Berneray - naughty enough to nip in the car to steal a biscuit; and happy to "conga" with Roly their dog-surrogate-mum! - who said "three's a crowd?"
BELOW LEFT: Pete helping out twin ladies IVI and IXI with a bottle;
and BELOW, RIGHT: Jo with ICCI born 2020.: Now our Stock Ram
BELOW: Lambs selection 2020: "Twins all round!"-
BELOW: Tess, SOLD, and retired to a lovely home in Ayrshire, along with her lamb at foot, and another ewe lamb; Happy retirement, Tess!
BELOW: Who needs a guard dog.... we shut this wee lad, Jaxon, in the stable one night to get a look at his foot in the morning, but houdini Jaxon got out, and was waiting here to greet us in the morning!
BELOW: I'm Iona. SOLD to home in Ayrshire with my mum.
BELOW; IggyPop. I was SOLD to a family in Lanarkshire. and sired MANY lambs in 2021
BELOW: Painting by Gavin, Ayrshire
lambs settled in their new home:
BELOW: Casualty Lady: "Accidents happen!" - but, apparently didnt stop you jumping two fences to get back in with your pals!
BELOW: a few fun clips!............................. including the "Buoys" (aka "The Pests") enjoying a bit of football with Roly the dog in Berneray