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Lambs / Rainbows / Lambs

Tuesday 2 April, 2019

by Rosemary at 11:46am in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

Monday 1st April

Sunny, and with the wind dropped, much warmer feeling. No6 doing well with her two ewe lambs – weighed at 4.3kg and 4.5kg at 24 hours.  At 1pm, No14 lambed a black tup and a white tup; white one came head only, black one with a leg back. They’re all fine though; she has plenty milk and loves them both.

yinYin and Yang.

Dave / Wayne / Tim

Monday 8 April, 2019

by Rosemary at 6:59pm in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

Monday 1st April

Where’s the rain? And the grass? A wee bit drizzle today – not good enough. And it’s cold.

First open farm tour today; Niamh lambed a few minutes before everyone arrived so first stop was the lambing shed to see her and her lambs. Both the kids and the adults loved it; Niamh wasn’t in the slightest bit bothered. She’s got a black boy and a black girl. The wee boy has quite bad entropion. If I can’t sort it by tomorrow, I’ll need to get the vet to put a stitch in it.

No5 / PIgs / Pullets

Monday 15 April, 2019

by Rosemary at 6:54pm in Smallholding 0 comments Add your own

Monday 8th April

Lovely spring day – sunny and warm. Moved No5 to the maternity ward then went for hay. Dosed No7 and No11 and tailed their lambs; turned out No11 but keeping No7 in until I’m sure the lamb’s eyes are better.

Turned out the pet lambs during the day but brought them into the maternity ward for overnight, just to be sure they’re safe.

Managed to get our personal tax returns done and off to the accountant; one down, three to go.

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