Author Archives: Rachael Koch

Using Small Sheep in Vineyards

There are jobs that everyone associates with growing fruit. Things like harvesting are easy to romanticise, even though they can be exhausting physical labour. People also think about winter pruning. Less easy to romanticise, but personally I’d prefer to be rugged up in the rain than sweltering outside on a 35 degree summer day 🙂

A Babydoll Southdown Ram

Babydoll southdown ran chewing cud

Last Thursday, our Babydoll Southdown ram arrived on the farm. We bought him from Hillgrove Southdown Stud. They were delivering some ewes to a nearby farm, and dropped him off at the same time. This suited us perfectly. We got to avoid stressful trailer driving and it gave us a week to make sure the […]

Finn Sheep at Heritage Farm

Our first animals have arrived on the farm! Lydia and Kitty (named after the precocious younger sisters in Pride and Prejudice) are Finn sheep. We brought them back from Bullengarook in a trailer I borrowed from my grandparents. It was an adventure! We tied a tarp over the trailer to help shelter them from the […]