thanks for message. i drove past hexham quite frequently on my way up tp newton stewart. i had a very good run of mixed lambs from there mid 70's until they found out what i was doing. brought them down to warwickshire, sorted ewe lambs from wether over the weekend and onto the truck withe the ewe lambs to banbury on tuesday to sell as breeding lambs. good for three years until the thrifty scots found out what i was doing then sorted them out!!
knew and know several who buy out of hexham. but found the scottish sheep off the mountains did mr better. bought out of ayr but found too lowland and heavily stocked and did not do so well.
the house in halford i am trying to remember. will be in touch in near future when remembered and searched thru pictures.
small but good world.
speaking to a farming friend of mine in warwickshire this morning. all the e.e.c. is not doing any good for the producers of the staff of life again. suprised yu say there any sheep lft in northumberland. another friend of mine's neighbor dug a big pit in the ground and buried all his cull ewes there a couple of years ago - it would have cost more to send and sell at market, rugby, only ten miles away.
friend john trying to get 200 acres of winter wheat in - in january!! apparently everyone in same boat. it is the final demise of british farming as i see it. saddest time we will ever see.
look forward to keeping in touch.
wall township, on east coast of mid new jersey, u.s.a.