Tara’s two milkiest Ewes are having a holiday at Easterdown. They were ‘drying off’ anyway, their lambs are now fully on grass to eat.
So the great experiment begins – Click on the Video to see their arrival:

 

Sheep Arrive!

Sheep Arrive!


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Arrive in style

 

But before that, Tara showed me a place where ladies bedstraw is growing locally –
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Ladies Bedstraw, Found!

Another name for Ladies Bedstraw is “Cheese Renning” – thought to be used as an alternative to rennet since Roman times. (Source 1633 Herbal)
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1633 Herbal

Dried it in the sun –
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Sun Dried Ladies Bedstraw

Made a decoction:
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A decoction of Ladies Bedstraw

Ladies settling in:
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Closewools settling in

The Great Experiment Begins!