Tara’s two milkiest Ewes are having a holiday at Easterdown. They were ‘drying off’ anyway, their lambs are now fully on grass to eat.
So the great experiment begins – Click on the Video to see their arrival:

Sheep Arrive!

Sheep Arrive

Arrive in style

But before that, Tara showed me a place where ladies bedstraw is growing locally –

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Ladies Bedstraw, Found!
Another name for Ladies Bedstraw is “Cheese Renning” – thought to be used as an alternative to rennet since Roman times. (Source 1633 Herbal)

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1633 Herbal
Dried it in the sun –

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Made a decoction:

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Ladies settling in:

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The Great Experiment Begins!