Archive for the ‘Farming’ Category

Sheep on Road

At 11:30, there were a small number of sheep on the road, coming out of the village, between the triangle (Highway Lane) and the Wigley’s house.

Jane B

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Sheep Alert

A ewe and lambs were heading from Ballidon Lane End towards Ballidon this morning at about 10.00

Susan S

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Sheep on the loose

There are sheep on the loose on Monsdale Lane.

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Family Fun

Thank you to John L for sending in this sweet picture of a new family having fun in the sun.

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Bullocks Stolen

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Lestor Lowe’s and Coronavirus

Update: I have organised a delivery to the village next Wednesday 1 April . Please can you let me have your orders by 4pm on Friday 27 March. You can email them to me: fiona@w3z.co.uk

Lestor Lowe’s will be shut as from tomorrow for collections but will still deliver with priority being for animal feed. Could we organise a village delivery ? I am happy to co-ordinate

Fiona H .191

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We have had a message that there are sheep on the road to Fenny Bentley and Ashbourne, the B5056, so take care on the roads. We will update when we have more details.

If you have any other info do comment below.

Update 11.30 The sheep are in the woods and on the road about a mile south of Tissington Ford.

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£60 for Half Lamb

£120 for Full Lamb

Legs, Shoulder, Breast & Chops included in box, bagged & labelled.  

Call/Text: Ben 07813857014

Frozen & available now. 

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Warning Loose Sheep

There is a loose sheep on the B5056 near Bradbourne Mill Corner.
7.30pm Tuesday 17th December.

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Fox Strikes Again

Just a warning again to all chickens owners, one of my hens was taken again in broad day light yesterday. If anyone sees a fox or has had any hens killed please can we keep each other informed through the blog.
I’m living each day in fear!
Vicky T

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Fox Alert!

Just a warning to all chicken owners in the village. A fox was around yesterday morning between 8.30 & 9am. It killed one of my hens and from what I have heard killed another 4 hens from 2 other people, there could be more. Please be vigilant.
Vicky T

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Pikehall Tractor Run

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Pikehall Tractor Run

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Pikehall Tractor Run

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Missing Sheep

4.20pm Sunday 23rd June

Three Zwartble sheep, black with white faces, a ewe and two lambs, are missing from a field by Wash Meadow House. If anyone sees them about or has noticed anything suspicious in the area please contact Graham, tel. 07770 ***** or 07956 *****.

If you are looking at this on Facebook please share locally.

Added 8.45pm. The sheep are now home safe and sound, thank you to all who looked out for them.

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June Parwich Film Show

A very special showing this month:  The BAFTA award winning Best short film about our local Ashbourne beef farmer, Jay Wilde, who struggled with sending his cattle to slaughter.  Jay and his partner will be on hand afterwards to answer any questions.

fILM LARGE POSTER

https://vimeo.com/266870594

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYb-wkehT1g

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A very special showing this month:  The BAFTA award winning Best short film about our local Ashbourne beef farmer, Jay Wilde, who struggled with sending his cattle to slaughter.  Jay and his partner will be on hand afterwards to answer any questions.

fILM LARGE POSTER

https://vimeo.com/266870594

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYb-wkehT1g

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A very special showing this month:  The BAFTA award winning Best short film about our local Ashbourne beef farmer, Jay Wilde, who struggled with sending his cattle to slaughter.  Jay and his partner will be on hand afterwards to answer any questions.

fILM LARGE POSTER

https://vimeo.com/266870594

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYb-wkehT1g

(more…)

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A very special showing this month:  The BAFTA award winning Best short film about our local Ashbourne beef farmer, Jay Wilde, who struggled with sending his cattle to slaughter.  Jay and his partner will be on hand afterwards to answer any questions.

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Escaping Sheep

Thanks to Caroline G for this –

Who owns the field which you walk through passed the toilets and up towards Littewood behind Stubley? There’s a break in the stone wall and several sheep and lambs are climbing over it through to that little hillock. Dogsdil is it called?

 

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More Sheep Out

We have been informed that the ewe and 2 lambs reported as being out on Thursday have now increased to 2 ewes and 4 lambs. Be careful as you leave the village towards the B5056.

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Before mains water, local water sources and water management were essential for successful farming and ultimately survival. For example Parwich had an ‘ancient’ water meadow system designed to get grass growing as early as possible in the Spring to feed livestock as early as possible before the Winter feed stores were used up and the beasts had to be slaughtered.

The History Society hopes to undertake an archeology project investigating aspects of water management in our area. At this stage we are gathering what information we can about water usage in our area and also trying to find out what people are most interested in.

Domestic well found at Church Farm

A lot of houses had their own water supply and there was a system of wells and springs serving the community as a whole.

Communal water sources in Parwich, marked with green dots

The communal sources we know about are

  • the Village Pump (now the bus shelter)
  • Staines trough
  • Pump Hill trough (supplied by pump that also took water up to the ‘dew pond’ at the top of the Hall gardens)
  • Kiln Lane troughs
  • spring below Knob Hall
  • step down well at Church Farm (now in Court House garden)
  • springs on hillside opposite the Crown Inn, now in the garden of Pool Croft

There may have been other sources used communally such as the covered well behind West View or the step down well by Brook Cottage but we need confirmation of this.

Given mains water arrived here with in living memory, there is potential to gather what information and stories people have, in addition to studying the evidence of remaining features and of old maps.

Nether Green Farm itself has at least two wells, one of which a very unusual design for Derbyshire (so far the only parallels identified are in Cornwall), but also there are seasonal springs that fed the water meadow system and interesting but not yet understood underground water channels and sluices.

Come along on Sunday to perhaps find out where your house used to get its water from, help us map the water sources in Parwich and the surrounding area, share any information you might have, have a look around Nethergreen Farm or even participate in archeological investigations there.

Updated 26/4/19 Come for all or part of the day, 10am to 4pm Sunday 28th April, Nethergreen Farm.

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Sheep Theft at Hartington

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The current trend in livestock thefts has suddenly taken an alarming upward curve with a large scale theft last night.

A number of thefts – mostly sheep – have been reported lately, usually involving fewer than a dozen animals.

These are bad enough and pose a real threat to the livelihoods of the farmers, but last night 71 Texel ewes in lamb were taken from a field at Hartington.

This shows that we have a really serious problem in the area and we need your help.

First of all, if anybody saw some nocturnal activity on Hyde Lane at Hartington then please get in touch. 71 sheep take some shifting so we’re hoping someone will have seen something.

Secondly, please keep your eyes open and your mind set to inquisitive and don’t hesitate to ring the police if you see anything at all which gives rise to suspicion.

Finally, we need information. Someone knows who’s doing this or may at least have an inkling. There’s no honour in protecting a thief and any information will be treated with complete confidentiality.

Thanks in anticipation.

Message Sent By
James Shirley (Police,Sgt,Derbyshire Dales)

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Sheep loose

Would the owner of the sheep that are on the field opposite Mr Lees house and running along back lane please remove them as quickly as possible,  thanks   Terry P

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Sheep in the Churchyard

Apparently there are 5 sheep loose in the churchyard 14:10pm

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Cow on the loose….

We received the following information at 8.25 this morning (Saturday)….

Brown cow seen running down Monsal Lane towards Littlewood Farm, but last heard in the woods to the right hand side.

 

 

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Sheep Out

I’ve seen this pair wandering round the village since Monday and they have just been spotted trying to get to the veg in my garden.  I suggest the owner rounds them up because if they’re try it again, they’re likely to be joining it on my plate!

Thank you
Cheryl
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Beef for Sale

Parwich Reared Rare Breed White Park Beef

Slow matured

Beef Boxes inc steaks, joints, mince, stew etc £140

 Please call Ben Chadfield 07813857014

Will be ready over the weekend/next week.

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Wandering Cattle

Stuart Chambers has told us that he has found 2 black, horned heifers wandering the village and has secured them in his field. He can be contacted on 390336

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Local Eggs for Sale

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who got in touch – there won’t be any eggs available now until  next week.

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Have you lost your sheep?

The wandering sheep were back in Creamery Lane this morning, but in larger numbers. Having headed down the Smiths’ drive they have been put in the field below Dodd’s Dill. Can the owner please get in touch with either the Smiths tel. 278 or with me next door, Peter T tel. 287.

They have a pale blue marking on the rump and some also have an orange line on the upper back.

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Historic Farm Building Grant

We have received this from the Peak Park:

Peak District National Park to share in £2 million pilot scheme to restore historic farm buildings
 The Peak District National Park is taking part in a £2 million pilot scheme to help farmers and land managers to restore historic farm buildings.

It is one of five National Parks to pilot the Historic Building Restoration Grant, which aims to save some iconic English farm buildings from falling out of use. The pilot is a partnership between Historic England, Natural England and the Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Dartmoor and Northumberland National Parks.

Peak District National Park advisors will be working with farmers and land managers to determine which buildings are most suitable to receive grants offering 80 per cent towards the cost of restoration. This could include roof repair, weatherproofing or other restoration works, allowing a building to be used again for farming purposes.

Sarah Fowler, chief executive of the Peak District National Park, said: “We are delighted that the significance of our traditional buildings is recognised in this scheme. Particularly in upland areas, these historic buildings are vulnerable to falling out of use. We look forward  to working with farmers and land managers to help them restore buildings that contribute so much to the landscape character of the National Park.We hope that this pilot scheme will be a success and will build a case for future funding to conserve more of these important buildings.”

Lord Gardiner, Defra minister for National Parks, said: “The British countryside, including those historic farm buildings that dot some of our most iconic landscapes, is a truly precious natural asset. I am delighted that we are able to open this new set of grants supporting the restoration of traditional farm buildings.”

Sir Laurie Magnus, chairman of Historic England, added: “Historic England warmly welcomes this scheme and its endorsement of the value and importance of traditional farm buildings. The partnership approach being piloted by Historic England, Natural England and upland National Parks will be of immense value in helping owners to maintain and conserve these buildings and to retain their significance for future generations.”

 

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Lost Sheep

Rita and Tony have had some sheep in their garden (just off Creamery Lane) this morning. They are young sheep, marked with a blue line. Presumably the same ones that escaped a few days go? Does anyone know who they belong to?

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Lost Sheep

Some sheep have just wandered past the Legion heading in the direction of Alsop.

Update 11.30am and now back towards the village.

Pale blue markings on backs.

Update 1.30pm and now heading off along Monsdale Lane

Photos by Peter T

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Dog owners asked to keep pets under close control in countryside

Dog owners are urged to keep their pets on short leads to protect wildlife in the Peak District National Park. During the breeding season of spring and early summer, new-born lambs and ground-nesting birds, such as lapwing, curlew and snipe, are particularly vulnerable to harm from dogs roaming free or on long leads.

By law, dogs must be under control on public rights of way and on a short lead on open access land from March 1 to July 31. In fields containing farm animals and nesting birds, it is sensible to keep dogs on leads.

Peak District National Park access and rights of way manager Mike Rhodes said: “Walking a dog is one of the joys of being in the countryside, but we need all dog owners to keep their pets under proper control during this sensitive time, which usually means being on a short lead. Ground nesting birds are particularly at risk, while sheep and lambs can also be badly injured or killed by uncontrolled dogs. For its own safety, never let a dog approach or chase farm animals or wildlife – your dog could get kicked, trampled or lost and it could be legally shot for chasing farm animals. It is not a legal requirement to use a lead on public paths, but you should be extra vigilant in the breeding season and always use a lead if you can’t rely on your dog’s obedience.”

Dogs are not allowed at all on some moors to protect sensitive breeding sites – and signs will indicate this on site.

To report incidents involving dogs on farmland or moors, call the police on 101. To ask for signs to go up in problem areas, please contact Peak District National Park on 01629 816200 (weekdays).

More advice can be found in the Countryside Code at www.naturalengland.org.uk/countrysidecode

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Do You Know this Man?

Derbyshire Rural Crime Team

APPEAL. Do you recognise this individual? We are hoping he can assist us with our enquiries into agricultural thefts in the Ashbourne area.

If you have any information relating to who this is please contact us by either calling 101 or e-mail drct@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk quoting reference 18000045928.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Thank you.

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We have received the following information on bird flu form the Derbyshire Association of Local Councils via our Parish Council.

Last winter the UK experienced several outbreaks of avian influenza – better known as bird flu – and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is asking for help to share information in local communities. This highly contagious disease affects birds including chickens, ducks and geese, and can be fatal to them, devastating farmers’ livelihoods. It is just as much of a risk to those with a few chickens in a back garden as to commercial farmers and anyone who keeps chickens, ducks or geese. Defra is asking local councils to share their advice on bird flu in their respective communities, for example on noticeboards using their poster, through social media or in newsletters.

Please help spread the word

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Beware Cow on Road

Thanks to Richard T for letting us know that as you turn right onto the B5056 there is a cow on the road.

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Missing Sheep

I tup and 8 ewes have gone missing from a field adjacent to Alsop Rd, opposite Flaxdale Holdings. They are marked with a distinctive CD in blue on their backs. Please contact Clare Lewcock on 390216 / 07790101186 if you have any information.

Thank you to everyone, the sheep have been located and are now returned to their field.

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