SOAY SHEEP SCOTLAND
Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival
has been re-scheduled to FORFAR MART for 2019
Event will be on Saturday 26 October, 2019
We like to recruit them young!
Still on probationary period, prefers to work flexi-time
Our latest recruit - job spec: "junior tractor inspector"
conducts Risk Assessment - thankyou, Report awaited
Celia's twins - just a few hours old -
weighed in at 2.5 KGs each
Thanks, Celia - for this Easter Sunday Gift!
names: Happy and Holly
"Happy Easter!" - and welcome to our world...
(itsa girl!) named "Haribo" - coz she's a sweetie
SOLD to happy family in Fife
N'EWES from the Western Isles!
First Soay lambs we knew of from our friends this year
born off "Jackson", our stock ram who we sold to a family in the Western Isles
This wee twin tup lamb was rejected by his mum
BUT, the family German Shepherd "Roly" adopted him
despite her recuperation from a leg op
"Thankewe, so much, Roly!" - you are, a STAR!
(and, indeed, we met and visited you August 2019 - and a fine time was had by all!)
CLUCKING GREAT NEWS! 2019
MOSSOAY FLOCK welcomed three rescue hybrid hens from BHWT (British Hen Welfare Trust)
Below a few pics of the girls, below - on their first day out
No spats or conflict with the existing coop-mates
Re-feather'ing has been a long haul, BUT with great help from friends, Vet, Farm Shop advisers and "interested others", we advise that the "rescue girls" have settled with their companions, and are having a great life ranging in the outdoors.
MOSSOAY FLOCK exhibited at Scottish Smallholder Festival
at Lawrie & Symington Mart, FORFAR, October, 2018
Meeehhd and greeted many of our kind friends and visitors
(as well, a few unscheduled visits to neighbouring stock! - BLESS!)
Macro, one of Alice's twin boys got a permanent contract near Hexham in 2018.
"He is the king of the Barrow!"
We learned: he sired a good few offspring in 2019
We also learned that Macro exercised his escapology skills, there!
"Small Pet Boarding"
Falkirk and environs......
is a new project set up by one of our own clients
(BUT NOT FOR SHEEP!)
They specialise in holiday care and boarding:-
Birds, amphibians, reptiles, rodents, insects and "other exotic pets"
Rachael and her husband have given great homes to several of our rare breed Soay Sheep, and have given them all the care, thought and attention that we could ever hope for
Contact Rachael's "small pet boarding" for Falkirk area:-
Eddie - our prettiest ever "MOSSOAY" bred lamb
Excellently homed and cared for by Rachael n Andrew, Falkirk
"sometimes a bit of a trim is necessary!"
"Eddie, we miss you", but will visit you again, soon
SKYE - proud mum
twins born Friday 04 May 2018
combined birth weights nearly 6 KGs...
a top up of calcium for mum,
and a wee drink of "Life Aid" - "Lucozade for sheep"
Skye is on holiday, to supervise a couple of young ladies we sold in 2018, as a companion, along with "Shani"
Peter - helps clean up Alice's twin boys
A boy - weighed in at 3.46 KGs
on Friday 20 April, 2018
This tup lamb has been sold to
Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, Comrie, to work.
Aisha's lamb - itsa boy!
Born Sunday 15 April, 2018
PROUD WINNER OF SPECIAL ROSETTE
FOR "BEST OF BREED" SOAY
LANARK SHOW, SEPTEMBER 2017
(adeptly shown by our friend, Yvonne)
One for our hairdresser friends!
Daisy's had her haircut!
Pipistrelle visitor -
caught in a glass - AND
rehomed, safely to its friends!
Ezy Jet Celebrity visits our flock!
"TOTO" - the K9 CleanCoats Dog
(beware of AND REPORT cheap imitations)
these coats are unique, stylish, made to measure bodysuits
"to keep dogs OR SICK OR POORLY LAMBS / SHEEP" warm and dry in wet / snowy weather
MADE by our special friends - look them up on
by our friend in the USA
(Butali's Book is also available in Kindle for electronic readers)
FROM PROF RUBINI IN FERRARA, ITALY
Couldn't manage a lamb in here...
We are calling her "FERRARA ROCHER"
Thanks, Michele and Simone!
TEAM MOSSOAY OUT IN FORCE!
CLASS "BEST HORNS"
LANARK SSGF SHOW, 24 SEPTEMBER, 2016
Left - Right: PETE, YVONNE, JO AND EMMA
WE'RE THE ONES WITH THE HARNESSED SHEEP...
THANKS TO ALL OUR HELPERS AND SUPPORTERS!
(PIC COURTESY OF RACHAEL)
see our separate tab for
"SHEEP OF THE MONTH"
Then ... Washin' his wee face!
Carlo, a few days old; and his grown self at 6 months - WHAT A SUCCESS!!!!!!
CARLO, the miracle lamb - saved by expert vet ("Carol"), starred in local newspapers, and was sold to a new home on Mull....... happy endings............. bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
A new species of sheep - a "Hot Sheep"......... a "work in progress" - inspired by Jo's friend, Lyn!
To Aisha, a lamb is born! A girl. Eisha! April, 2016
Well done, Alice - first time mum -
young ladies Eamy and Ellie
re-homed / sold to a great home in Oban, 2016
Daisy's twins. Born in a snowstorm. Rescued by Pete!
Eddie Blizzard and Edna Snowflake Both sold
Eddie to Falkirk; and Edna to Oban
(Eddie won a rosette at Lanark Show, 2017)
Eddie - checking out his new mum!
........ and new Dad and co-carers!
Eddie - at 8 weeks old - now moved to new home
We miss him!
DAISY - RIP, Darling....
most sadly lost, 2019
Left us a legacy of beautiful offspring
"Missed - You were the Matriarch"
Edna Snowflake, Eisha and Eva
Delighted in our new home in Oban