We keep a small flock of sheep here. Merv having suffered from a bad back for many years, the one thing when choosing a breed was they needed to look after themselves! For this reason, we chose the very hardy, self-reliant, Black welsh mountains as our female line. Easy to care for and being a small ewe by modern lowland standards and very easy to handle when we need to, though as they are exceptionally good on their feet and of robust nature we seldom need to. They are all bucket trained so they can be checked easily every day. Having sorted the female line we needed to choose our male so along came ‘Bruce’ our pedigree Blue Texel, a muscular compact breed with outstanding body conformation and meat to bone ratio; giving our lambs exceptional growth and weights.