Bridport Times December 2018

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Wild Dorset

A STAKE IN THE FUTURE Ellen Simon, Tamarisk Farm


very year we renovate and mend fences and, from time to time, we need new ones. December can be a good time for doing this as we are no longer busy with other things. The cattle and sheep are fairly stable: in most years the cows 36 | Bridport Times | December 2018

are still outdoors, feeding their calves and pregnant again, and the ewes are happily weaned of their lambs and enjoying the attentions of the rams, about two thirds of them pregnant by the start of the month. The wheat and rye is well-established in the arable fields.