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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
I farm rare breed Boreray sheep for mutton, wool, saving the breed & tourism. High welfare, sustainable, nature-friendly regenerative farming
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 retweeted
Christopher Price Oct 25
We need a nationwide network of like this. It is so important for the future of sustainable livestock farming and the wider rural economy
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 retweeted
About Mutton Oct 25
Visits to the About Mutton Directory are up 35% on last month. One of the most popular suppliers is in Cumbria. Jane Eden sells a range of produce, including Blackface mutton. The directory has over 100 quality mutton suppliers at
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 25
It's not often I look down on the sheep on the moor field. Usually they're looking down on us!
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 25
Our big moor field across road is challenging for fence checking but views at top are worth it
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 24
Replying to @NicolaSturgeon
I wish UK/Scotland would do same as EU (from 2021) and stop changing the clocks. Clocks going back associated with significant spike in depression as well as heart attacks/strokes. We more than have enough depression atm!
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 23
With all the major issues being caused in Scotland by lack of local abattoirs due to high costs, esp for crofters farming rare/native breeds, why no discussion of using far cheaper meat processing options, presently limited to 'game'. Watch from 12 mins
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 23
Sometimes even cloudy grey skies can be beautiful
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 retweeted
Sustainable Soils Oct 23
This week in : EU habitats under threat🌳, soil on πŸ“», Asteroid soil collected by β˜„οΈ, on-farm sequestration 🚜 & more!🌱 Stay informed by reading our short weekly blog πŸ‘‰
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 19
Sheep in Orkney haven't changed that much! This is Cuthbert, just 10 miles from St Magnus Cathedral.
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 19
Wethers are now reliably coming down to catching pen area from far reaches of the big moor field.
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 18
Replying to @FionaGrahame
So, on reading that comprehensive & informative article, it seems that OIC wouldn't have been able to wash their hands of any responsibility towards the old Orkney abattoir if the National Islands Plan had been in force back in Jan 2018.
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 18
I know where you're coming from on this & sort of agree, but in some parts of UK (inc Orkney) the winter wind would blow even the plates off the outside table - we tie down trailers & caravans up here or they blow over. As for outside propane heaters.... environmental issues +++
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 18
Dawn sky reflected in Orkney's calm sea
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 retweeted
Agricology Oct 16
Sainfoin's properties make it an option for a more natural way to control worms. Great practical guide on growing & using & potential benefits for , people & pollinators, based on science & practice:
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 16
Replying to @IPBES @FAO @ippcnews
Why not one mention of soil? Healthy plants need a healthy, biodiverse, soil. Regenerative farmers know how to create that.
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 16
What we put in our bodies directly affects personal health & health service provision How we farm our land & grow our food directly affects the environment, biodiversity & climate change Farming Minister Victoria Prentis's comments show she's heedless of these fundamental truths
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 16
Replying to @JaneKALuk
This pretty young ewe Freya is one of Bede's lucky ladies.
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 16
We had a young amateur photographer come to see the sheep. Love this photo of Bede, our oldest ram. He's getting to tup up to 20 sheep at the end of the year :-)
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 16
Replying to @howemill
Awesome - agree this is a must watch to start the day. (note to self - must get a drone filming our sheep on one of the moves through whole length of farm)
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Orkney Boreray πŸ•·οΈ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oct 15
Replying to @donnyhiab @NatStoppard
Aha. Interesting. My Borerays all shed, so we mainly roo them, with a bit of blade shearing along the break line if it means we can get a sheep done in one catching.
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