Born: April 2019

Allan is the whitest lamb born into the Battle Meadow flock, now growing into a strong young chap (and named by a cricketing friend...).

 

Born: April 2019

Albert is a traditional sturdy cream-coloured ram with the characteristic brown 'scarf'.

Born: April 2019

Amy is a real character. She is very inquisitive, usually has something to say, and is always the first to appear when food is likely to be available.

Born: April 2019

Adrian is very similar in looks to Albert. His mother, Margaux, is now a member of a new Boreray flock in Wales. 

Born: April 2019

Annie was the last lamb to be born this year. She started off as much smaller than all the others but is now the largest, a tough little chocolate-brown lady.

 

solomon

Born: April 2009
Gaerllwyd Solomon is our latest member of the flock, having swapped the dramatic wilds of the Peak District for the gentler Thames Valley, where he has settled in well. Solomon has had an active life and has sired numerous ewe lambs over the years with the Backforest flock. We were intrigued to learn that Solomon's father, Vicarage Albert, is the ram whose image features as the watermark on the Boreray registration certificates. In 2019 he sired three black and grey lambs plus one very white one, even though he is the traditional Boreray cream colour.

Lily

Born: April 2015
A lively lady who is very vocal. In April 2017 she became a mum – to Battle Meadow Meg, in March 2018 to Battle Meadow Eric and in 2019 she had a lovely chocolate-brown ewe lamb, Annie.

Topsy

Born: April 2014
Quite a character. Into everything, always hungry, and always looking a mess with bits of moss and straw all over her. We wondered how she would take to motherhood, but in fact she has proved to be a conscientious mum to Elizabeth (born April 2016) and Morris (born April 2017). In 2019 she provided us with our first very dark lamb, a rather handsome young ram, Archie.

Alice and Ludo

Born: April 2012
Officially Bryser Carol, she was a ewe lamb in the group of six that we first bought. Since then she has very conscientiously reared Topsy (2014), Ludo (2015), Emma (2016), Margaux (2017) and Albert (2019).

Kirkland

Born: April 2019
Audrey has now settled down and no longer manages to get her head stuck in the fencing of her field, as she did on a very regular basis for weeks, the grass always being greener on the other side... Her mother, Minnie, is now with Margaux in Wales.

Belle and Tess

Born: April 2014
An independent lady, with a knowing look and a determined nature. She became a new mum in April 2016, to Battle Meadow Elvis and in 2017 had a ewe lamb, Battle Meadow May. In 2019 she gave birth to Allan, who is very white.






Born: 2010
Faith is the last surviving member of a group of three ewes who came to our flock in 2017 to provide a different bloodline. Originally they came from the Backforest flock but we renamed them for ourselves as their pedigree names were difficult to remember. They had experienced life in farm parks, which became evident in their approach to people. Faith gave birth to a petite ewe lamb, Ernestine, in May 2018, and proved to be a devoted mum.



Flora with lambs

Born: April 2015
A newcomer to the flock in autumn 2016, she was mother to Battle Meadow Max, born April 2017, and in April 2018, to twin ewe lambs, Ella and Esme.

Fantasia with Minnie

Born: April 2015
Like Flora, Fantasia was a newcomer to the flock, in autumn 2017. She is an unusually very white/cream colour. In spring 2017 she became a new mum, to Battle Meadow Minnie, and in 2018 had another ewe lamb, Battle Meadow Etta.

Born: April 2019

Max has stayed with us as a companion sheep.