We started the year with some gorse burning on the mountain and the south end - this is part of a 6/7 year rotational gorse control programme.
Last week the high pressure brought with it banks of thick fog which provided spectacular views from the mountain.
For the first time in 4 years, the settled weather meant that the sheep scanner and team could come over to scan the lambing flock. Knowing whether the sheep are carrying single lambs, twins or occasionaly triplets helps us to feed them appropriately prior to lambing.
The low tides over the last few days have revealed lots of starfish! Ben spotted one being carried away by a Herring Gull- captured on camera (see http://bbfo.blogspot.com/ for the 20th)
We are a family from Conwy, North Wales and have been living and working on Ynys Enlli since October 2007.
We look after the island farm which consists of 310 Welsh mountain sheep, 20-30 Welsh Black cattle and various poultry, as well as managing the land. Jo also works for the RSPB monitoring aspects of the island's ecology, mainly the vegetation.
Rachel and Ben have been home-schooled during their time on Enlli. Rachel is now in her second year of a Degree in Drawing at Falmouth university, while Ben has started a Degree in Conservation Ecology with Exeter uni, also based in Falmouth.
Ynys Enlli is a very special place and we feel privileged to be involved in the stewardship of such a beautiful island, as well as to be part of the ongoing prayer and worship that has been characteristic of Enlli for centuries.
Rachel (and Squill), Jo (and Celyn), Steve and Ben (and Tia)