• #31 The hill farming year begins

    After a wonderfully successful run at Low Sizergh Barn, the Land Keepers exhibition is on the move again - from October 2nd - November 2nd it will be on show at the National Trust's Wray Castle, near Hawkshead. we're in the process now of bringing together items from some of the National Trust owned farms to add to the display of photographs and writing.

    We're also looking ahead to exhibiting at London's Royal Geographical Society, from November 17-23. A great chance to take the story about hill farming into the capital.

    Meanwhile, life on the hills goes on in accordance with the farming year, and that is about to start in earnest with the Tup Sales at Broughton next week. We'll be there to catch up with farmers and find out who's buying and who's selling which tups. The auction mart at Broughton is small and enclosed, with a cosy, intimate feel and tension arises along with silence as the bids get higher for some of themost sought after tups.

    We'll be posting pictures and reflections about the day as we, and the farmers, look ahead to the season when tups are carefully paired with ewes, and the breeding season begins.

    1 Comment

    • 1. Jan 17 2017 4:53PM by Callum smith

      You are my hero, I bought 10 Herdwicks of you at Broughton auction mart. When I scan the sheep I will contact you again. Thankyou

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