Rawlinshaw Farm|Zwartble and Blue Texel Sheep|DIY Livery
Rawlinshaw Farm, Austwick, 
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Thursday 10th September 2015

Spot the Zwartble
Spot and Aunty with Baa Baa in the background
The family unit
Spot and Aunty
Two cheeky sheep together!
Meet Spot!
Photo Bombed by Spot!
Spot is now 3years old and is Toms favorite Zwartble. She was named Spot by Tom (many of our animals are named spot - Toms favourite name) because she has a white spot on her tummy. She is from a long line of very friendly sheep. Her grandma was "Black Tag" one of the first ewes we bought. She then had "Baa Baa" who also is a very cheeky ewe. Howver when she had her own lamb - Spot, she didnt really look after her very well. Another hogg (a young female sheep) who didnt have any lambs shared  the care of Spot. We named this hogg Aunty. Still today this family unit can often be found together - Baa Baa, Aunty and Spot, even though they have had their own lambs since, they still care for each other. Did you know that sheep could have these long standing relationships!! Well they do!
Spot wanted to get in the action. Luckily I got one silhouette photo before Spot got in on the action...but this is quite a cute photo too!

More cheeky Zwartbles!

As well as getting photo bombed by Spot, "Blue tag" decided that the Mule (a 4 wheeled drive truck), looked like a comfortable place to rest her chin!


and Olympus decided she thought the mule looked quite tasty!

Our new sign

perhaps not the most stylish thing I have done...but hey if it gets the message across!