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Sunday 26 April, 2009

by Rosemary at 10:43am in Sheep No comments Add your own

Today we rigged up barriers at either end of our track and let the sheep in there to graze and browse. We have to meake best use of our limited grazing and since Dan was preparing to cut the roadsides, it seemed daft to expend the effort doing something the sheep do willingly. Roadside grass is so much nicer than field grass!

Both lambs are doing well, as far as I can tell. They are growing like weeds and full of nonsense. Herbert's better able to stand up for himself now, although Jura knocked him over the back of the trough yesterday and he was stuck - on his back with his legs in the air. He was soon rescued though and seems none the worse.

The same Jura managed to rip her ear tag out yesterday too. Jinx did this ages ago on a hay net; don't know what method Jura used - a hurdle, I think. We've got the tag. Her ear was bleeding freely, so we took the opportunity to give her Heptavac P Plus, trim the wool round her eyes and trim her feet while we had her caught to spray antibiotic on her ear. She seems fine the morning and it's cold and windy so no flies. I also checked her udder but no sign of bagging up yet. I would have been surprised if there had been as we don't think she's due until late May.

Off to fill in my medecine book now.

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