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Dartmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Dartmoor birds

A lockdown lifetime ago we went to Dartmoor for a walk. I say ‘a walk’, but it was more an amble from …

Challacombe Farm - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Challacombe Farm

Challacombe Farm is on Dartmoor. It’s part of the 135,000 acres owned by the Duchy of Cornwall to the benefit of Charles …

Challacombe Farm - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Challacombe Farm

Being delicious to humans has been one of the most successful evolutionary strategies of recent times. Farm animals now outweigh wild ones, …

Ebony and Ivory - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Ebony and ivory

There are 33,000,000 sheep in the UK. Not all of them are in Wales; 15,000,000 are in England. That means 300,000 tonnes …

The Derby Ram - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Orkney Ram

The three rams at Backarass are in a huddle. They are all fine, big boys but not quite yet of Derby Ram …

Lamb - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

New life

April and May are wonderful months for new growth. The sheep at Emsworthy Mire have been busy. This little lamb is particularly …

Chewing Sheep - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Cud

The sheep on Westray are hardy beasts. Here’s one with a white face doing what a sheep does best; chew:

Intelligent Sheep

Intelligent Sheep

I’m wandering up to the cliffs at Noup Head to take some photographs of the Gannets. I decide not to when I …

Lambing

Lambing

Lambing is a wonderful time; quivering tails and wobbly legs are always a pleasure at this time of year. Cycling past the …