Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Our new website

Loddington Longwools has a new website you can find it by clicking here

We'll see you there!!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Weaning time !!

It's time to say goodbye to mum....weaning time down on the farm.

So long....



Bothered !!

New Ram for Loddington Longwools

After an extensive search which took in genetics and breeding. Moorgate Rufus travels from Shropshire to take up residence with the Loddington Longwools.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Hay safely gathered in

We managed to get our hay in earlier in the week. Some grand meadow hay. Here's some pictures.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Shearing and Wool Clip

Last week saw the Longwools become 'shortwools', but some nice fleeces are in the bag. Now the longwool spinning and weaving begins.
Shearing Action !!
Leicester Shortwool

Wonderful wool

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Thursday, 8 May 2014

'Lovely bit of grazing!'

Always great to get some early summer grazing

Lets check out the boundary

So far so good

Looks like enough grass!!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

New arrivals at Loddington Longwools

The first Longwool ewe to lamb produced triplets, (two ewes and a tup). We think these three might soon be up to no good !!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Turn Out Time

Somewhat drier weather has allowed us to turn some of the Loddington Longwools out onto some spring grass.

Friday, 28 February 2014

In a Spin !!

Next step on the Loddington Longwool's journey is to turn the wool into something useful.
Ruth getting to grips with the art of spinning !

Ruth with Pam Austin at spinning school.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

How it all started

In September 2013, Ruth and Phil Jarvis embarked on a new enterprise at Hall Farm, Loddington, Leics. Looking for some sheep to graze a few small paddocks on the farm, the trail led them to Melton Mowbray and the annual Rare Breeds sale. Could there be a more aptly named breed to bring back to the Leicestershire farm than the 'Leicester Longwool'?
The first purchases for the Loddington Flock.
The next day a trip to see Alan and Sonia Glover saw 4 more ewe lambs purchased and the Loddington Longwools were up and running.

The new flock getting settled in.

More new arrivals.