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Ivy: New Sheepdog And Ed's Best Friend

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Ivy joined the team aged 9 weeks old... she is our first small dog as we have always had labradors.  She is a bundle of cuteness, character and mischief all rolled into one... guaranteed smiles with this one every day... she is BFF with Ed the ... Read more ...

Ed: Trainee Mouse Catcher

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Whilst out walking the dogs on a local rural track road I heard a scream (and it wasn't me)!  I thought it was a buzzard with it's dinner so chose to not investigate.  However, after 20 minutes on our return walk I heard it again... I had to ... Read more ...

Alpacas on Guard

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Well, it was inevitable... alpacas are at Arnbeg!  It has taken me 3 years to find the perfect boys but I have!  Meet Otis and Blue from Velvet Hall Alpacas in Peebles.  They are the new additions to the farm to help protect my Valais Black Nose ... Read more ...

Saved from Death Row

Monday, 25 January 2016

When I heard that she was about to be 'dispatched' I was horrified... we had bonded through my monthly visits and when I looked into her eyes I knew I had to do something.  Everyone meet Tammy! Her full name is Tammy Swinette and she is a Large ... Read more ...

The arrival of 2 Valais Black Nosed ewe lambs

Friday, 1 January 2016

On Christmas Day (2016) I had the surprise of my life... the arrival of 2 Valais Black Nosed ewe lambs!  I had always dreamt of these sheep (sad, I know) ever since I saw a picture of them on Facebook a few years ago with the caption "World's ... Read more ...