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Marriner Flock | It’s scanning day at Marriner Farm…

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A few weeks ago, our ladies of the Marriner Flock were paid a visit for their routine scan.

Chris stopped by the Marriner Farm and saw every single ewe to determine how lambs she may be carrying.

The ladies are sent through a special run, that allows Chris access to place a probe on the udder. This will then send out soundwaves, which bounce back and present an image of the lambs on the screen. Just as you would see in a human ultrasound examination.

Depending on the number of lambs the ewes are carrying, they are then marked with blue, red, or green. This distinction is important as it allows us to easily tell which of our ladies is carrying one lamb, twins, or triplets.

These ewes can then be separated, so we can be sure that those who are carrying two or more lambs receive more…

Rocking the winter coat!

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The flock are embracing their winter coats as the weather has changed recently – but no snow here quite yet.

However, there’s no time for a haircut at the moment! It’s busy busy busy at the Marriner Farm. All of the ewes have been separated according to the number of lambs they are carrying, so we can ensure they are all getting enough food and shelter to grow happy and healthy little lambs.

Even the rams have been on the move – relocated to pastures new to give the ladies the room (and peace and quiet!) they need at the moment. They will be reacquainted once more come November time

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the ladies over the next few weeks as the lambing approaches – we can’t wait to introduce you even more of the sweet little guys!

 

It’s here! Marriner’s own pure wool range…

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It’s finally here! Our very own 100% pure British Wool range is now available for you to get your hands on.

Our Romney Vale wool is made with 100% British Wool, licensed by British Wool (formerly British Wool Marketing Board), and 100% natural. The sheep are Marriner’s own flock, kept and looked after by Marriner’s MD himself, with the assistance of local farmers and other experts, in fields not too far from our HQ in Cardiff.

The wool is traditional Aran weight and 100% natural in colour with no added dyes….

Marriner Flock | The little ones are all grown up…

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The lambs are now around 7 months old, and no longer the tiny little things we once knew back in the spring. They’re still lively, sprightly and cheeky, but now all grown up. Because of this, at the end of the summer it was time to separate them into a different field to give their mums a chance to rest and recover.

While the lambs are no longer dependent on the milk from their mother, they will still take milk as and when they want to – and given that they are no longer the…

Marriner Flock | Spring Shearing

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Our beautiful ladies’ fleece was getting a bit long, so they were due their second yearly shearing this week – and they certainly deserve it after running around with their little ones who are getting cheekier and cheekier by the day.

Shearing not only means that we can turn the lovely fleece into wool, but it also is necessary for the sheep to have a better quality of life. Shearing keeps the fleece away from their eyes, which can cause wool-blindness when left to grow too long,…

Marriner Flock | Growing up!

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Our little lambs are now about 8/9 weeks old and they have been thoroughly enjoying themselves and making themselves at home in their new field.

You can see that they are all now looking much bigger – and much more fleecy. Can you see that signature Romney ‘wool mask’ that is starting to appear?

They are still sticking close to their mums – and altogether make for a very fluffy bunch! Another shearing is coming up very soon…

Marriner Flock | Moving to fresh pastures

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All of lambs have now arrived, and it’s already time to take their very first holiday as we relocate them to newer, fresh pastures.

Our flock are happy and content where they are, but by moving the mums onto fresher grass, it means that they can produce better quality milk to feed their little ones. This milk will be better for the lambs and make sure they are getting all they need from their mums.

Marriner Flock | Get to know Marriner’s farmer

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After introducing you to our flock and our gorgeous new lambs on the Marriner farm, we thought it was about time that you heard from Mr. Marriner himself, and how he came to be our farmer.

We couldn’t be happier that Colin’s ‘hobby’ has turned into something so wonderful. It’s been a great opportunity for a lot of the Marriner team to get involved, spend some time in the countryside, and see the very beginnings of the wool production process.

Marriner Flock | 12 week lamb scan…

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Good news – after getting friendly with our rams Baarney and Hercules in November, our ladies were scanned this week to find out how many baby lambs will be joining us in spring. Just like humans, ewes are scanned around the 10/12 week point to find out the number of lambs they carry.

The vet uses an ultrasound scanner to determine how many lambs each ewe is carrying to then mark the sheep’s back with a specific colour.

Watch our video below where Rhos explains how the coloured dots indicate how many lambs…

Marriner Flock | Time for a haircut…

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Our ladies are now getting ready for winter and that also means they are getting ready to be mums. We will hopefully see the arrival of some gorgeous little lambs come March and April and our flock is currently being looked after in preparation to carry their little ones for a few months. One of the ways we prepare for this is to shear them.

A few weeks ago, all of our sheep went for a visit to the hairdresser and are now looking considerably less fluffy…

Marriner Yarns flock | Our sheep have been sheared...
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