First lamb safely delivered

What a happy day! My dream of just walking out to the field and finding a lamb came true. Just after lunch I checked on the girls and there, tottering on it’s weirdly long legs was one healthy looking lamb. Mum was licking it clean of the gooey yellow stuff all over its back, and […]

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Waiting for the birth

I feel like an anxious grandmother, waiting for these sheep to give birth. They are all huge, hot and tomorrow is the first ‘due date’ based on when the ram entered the flock. The experienced mum (in the middle) has been acting oddly. She didn’t join the others at the trough for her breakfast nuts […]

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Ewe looking for love?

She’s had her nails done, and now she wants a man. Sorry, a ram. Yes, it’s finally time to take the plunge from animal husbandry to finding our animals a husband. I’m aware the move from just keeping and killing, to breeding animals is a big step (and you can read Tim Tyne’s excellent article […]

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