Friday, 22 May 2009

The New Machinery Shed

After much hard work, the new machinery shed at the museum is completed. Kevin, the Museum Manager is pictured here aboard a wheel driven Bamlett grasscutter.

The Soay sheep at the museum have yielded 5 lambs from 4 ewes and are in good health. They may be much smaller than the local breeds of sheep such as the Swaledale or the crossbred Mule, but have two major advantages. The first is that they do not need clipping, the fleece just falls off, the second is that they do not suffer from the common affliction of footrot.

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