Sheep Jumping Ship!

After purchasing the land we were delighted to see stretches of new fencing along the tracks; however once we started putting sheep in the fields it was like a leaking ship. Actually it was more like the Mary Rose at points with not just agile lambs, but lame ewes...

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The Dodgy Syringe and the Lamb

Back in early March we noticed 12 Herdwicks had escaped from the far fields (which used to be Low Nest land) into the Hogget field (ours). I did briefly attempt to herd them back into the field, but without a dog and a large expanse of area it's just too hard. So had...

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Plastic waste in the field?

As we walked through Big Mead field I noticed something shimmering on the grass. As we drew closer I started to question how a plastic bag, or something like that, could have found itself in the middle of the field? It got me a little bit angry. Then I saw it was a...

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Start of Life At Low Nest Blog

We've decided to start a blog! We've tried to start one on numerous occasions, but wanted to wait for a momentous occasion, or the start of a week/month. We also didn't know what to write about, but with both of us now working at Low Nest and with the management of...

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How to Hatch Chicken Eggs

We're hatching chicks! The chickens have been a major focal feature for Low Nest over the last 12 months. With plenty of space we decided to get a couple more chickens, but instead of just buying point of lay 14 week old chickens we fancied a challenge; hatching and...

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The Old Milking Parlour

The Old Milking Parlour

  I've milked many a cow in those two studios. Little known fact - should the need arise you could fit 2 cows side by side in the bathrooms with room between to get in to milk them. It's true. The old 'Byre' (posh name milking parlour) was divided in two to make...

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How to Climb Coniston Old Man

How to Climb Coniston Old Man

The Old Man of Coniston is a real special mountain. It's easy to navigate and riddled with slate mining ruins to explore. Distance: 12km Time: 5 hours Activity Level: Strenuous Navigation Level: Medium Path condition: Good, some loose slate then steps followed by more...

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Cumbrian Dialect

Cumbrian Dialect

Ignoring the southern accent I am a proud Kendalian, of Scottish descent. While at school I always remember a friend of mine messing about. When asked what she was doing she replied "Nowt", only to receive a swift sharp reply of "What?!". Dialect levelling is the...

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