Journal

Lambing 2019

Spring has finally arrived and so has lambing season! After last year’s snow in March we delayed our lambing to early April to hopefully secure better weather for new born lambs. Luckily our plan has been successful and we’ve been able to get all the lambs and ewes out onto the pasture within 48hours of […]

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10 April 2019

Pursuit International Magazine Coverage

We’re absolutely delighted to have been featured in Pursuit International magazine. Pursuit International combines the finest storytelling and photography to capture a unique insight into ethical hunting and sustainable living from across the globe. They pursue a lifestyle that is respectful of the natural environment in which we live and from where our food is […]

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16 March 2019

Winter Shearing

Merino sheep produce their finest wool when exposed to extremes of temperature, whether hot or cold and it’s for this reason that we shear the Herne Fine Wool flock in the depths of winter and warmest month of the summer. Our Wool to Wardrobe approach means that each of our Stag Shirt’s is made with […]

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16 February 2019

The Best Black Friday Deal Ever; The Great Outdoors – It’s Free!

On a day that consumerism takes over the world, Black Friday, instead of offering deals we are advocating simply going outside. The great outdoors is the best deal ever, after all it’s free! The benefits for both body and mind, taking time outside, enjoying nature and landscape are well documented and known. Not only will […]

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ed
23 November 2018

Fantastic Review of a Herne Stag Shirt by a Professional Falconer

What a great first review for a Herne Stag Shirt! Birds of Prey Displays having been putting a Herne Stag Shirt prototype to the test with their falconry displays and hunting in the wild. As one of the oldest methods of hunting and considered by UNESCO as an activity of importance to the cultural heritage […]

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13 November 2018

Fox Brothers Fabrics

Established in 1772 Fox Brothers are synonymous with fabric of the highest quality. From their mill in Somerset, under the careful supervision of trained craftsmen they produce beautiful worsted and woollen fabrics. We visited in their mill to look at their range of fabrics and discuss options for our Stag Shirts. Seeking trims to compliment […]

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joe
6 September 2018

Herne Fabric

The next step in our Wool to Wardrobe journey of producing truly sustainable outdoor clothing. We ventured north to one of the oldest family wool mills in Yorkshire. The traditional home of the wool industry in Great Britain, Yorkshire contains  some fantastic mills and centuries of experience. Since our initial concept of the modern Stag […]

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joe
28 August 2018

Summer Drought and Climate Change

This summer England has experienced one of the driest periods in living memory, with no meaningful rain in almost three months. Satellite pictures show what is usually a ‘green and pleasant land’ reduced to a brown, scorched earth. Our farm and the Herne Fine Wool Flock have not been immune to this heat wave. Whilst […]

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joe
16 August 2018

Harvest

The dry summer brought an early harvest this year. With 60hectares of winter wheat growing on the farm we were pleased to get harvesting. Conditions were excellent with dry wheat and the unusually long dry weather meaning that there was not the usual rush to finish combining before the next rain shower arrived. The only depressing […]

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joe
25 July 2018