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Posted: Saturday 29 October, 2011

by Rosemary at 8:22am in Growing Comments closed

my seed order arrived yesterday so I was all set to sort through our seed box and finalise the planting plan for next year.

First though, we had to introduce Leo, our Ryeland tup, to his ewes for this year. The whole flock was fluked a few weeks ago, the ewes were dagged last weekend and had their feet trimmed yesterday evening. We shed off the four ewe lambs and put them in Sheepfold yesterday too.

So all that remained this morning was to check Leo's feet ( they were trimmed a couple of weeks ago), slap on the yellow raddle and open the gate. Dickie has been put in with the ewe lambs.

Leo's been in the adjoining paddock to the ewes for 10 days or so and there's been lots of flirting through the fence. Jinx was obviously in season and we hadn't close the gate before she presented herself to Leo.

They are getting a wee bit of cake at teatime, so I'l be checking them then and marking up the diary every day.

I'm not sure I'm getting the raddle right - it's all over the place. Must ask on the forums.

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