Lambing timeRSS feed

Posted: Saturday 27 March, 2010

by Rosemary at 1:29pm in Sheep Comments closed

Well, it's almost lambing time again. First lambs are due on Friday 2nd April, but the girls don't have a calender, so it will be around then. Jura and Jinx are due first, around the same time an are both carrying singles. Both look pretty fit but haven't bagged up yet. Juno is due about a week to ten days later, and is expecting twins. As last year, she's the size of an elephant.

I've checked the lambing box; last year's colostrum is still in date and unopened and everything else is there. The small pens are cleaned out and full of fresh straw and I've bought two new water buckets; I might splash out on a couple of feed trugs too. I've built a pen round the shed, so that I can keep them in at night - much easier to check them than wandering round a field in the dark.

We've snow forecast for Tuesday - March seems to be going out like a lion - but hopefully, it won't last. So it's up to the girls now!

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