Winter is upon us, and with it has come some of the wettest weather we've seen in the time we have lived at Raise Lodge.


Moving sheep is slow and onerous in the mud, exacerbated by the fact that everything is in lamb except our 70 trialling hoggs. Our scanning went well, with the Texel and Mule ewes at 190%, Texel hoggs at 120%, and few triplets overall.

The Nursery season has also gone well, with my dog Jim winning a trial at Tailbert, Shap and placing in a few others. On the Open trials front, things have been very quiet indeed, but we hope to attend some in the springtime.

I was unable to get to my usual winter training course in Northern California due to personal commitments, but I will be heading to the USA this spring to judge a trial and teach at a course in Carbondale, Colorado.

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