We are a small holding in the north west of Gloucestershire between Newent and Ross-on-Wye.
Our Ouessants are a retirement hobby after a lifetime of keeping horses and ponies. We have previously kept Jacob and Welsh Black Mountain sheep to run with the horses.
As we are not now as agile as we once were, the Ouessant Sheep had a great appeal as their small size, hardiness and friendly natures suggested a very easy to cope with breed of sheep. They have lived up to our expectations, they are great fun and a pleasure to look after.
Besides our Ouessants, we have four dogs, three are "rescues", all beagles, who are now in their "teens", we homed them when they were one to two years old. From the left is "Bruce", then "Sam" and "Copper"
Sadly, we had to say "goodbye" to Sam on the 2nd May 2013. He would have been 14 yrs in June, we re-homed him from very poor and neglected conditions when he was 2 yrs. A great charactor, he was a lovable rogue.
Having lost Sam, we sadly also lost Bruce on the 4th November 2013, he, like Sam was also just a month away from his 14th birthday. Unwanted by his breeders as he was not deemed "crufts" material, we homed him at 11 months, he had not been socialised at all and had not even seen people. He became a lovely little dog and was devoted to Graham, my husband.
Bruce and Sam Spring 2012
Our fourth dog is a German Shepherd. Bought in August 2012 at 8 weeks, this is "Mark" photo taken at 9.5 months.
Mark on his 1st birthday. 3rd July 2013
Our last two mares with foals at foot, above is Saethydd Belle, with Saethydd Beau and in the small picture is Saethydd Smartie with Saethydd Sugar Puff. Our prefix was Saethydd, translated loosely from Welsh it means "Archer", our surname, and of course we were breeding Welsh Ponies.