The girls are back!RSS feed

Posted: Sunday 24 January, 2010

by Rosemary at 8:38pm in Sheep No comments Add your own

Well, it's been a sheep day today. Our ewes were scanned and came home, and Carol's ewe lambs left by return. Our ewes and ewe lambs are now in the top of the orchard and will be there until lambing; the tups are now in the big field with the horse. The horse chases the sheep and I couldn't have him chasing the ewes.

Before moving, the tups got the once over - feet trimmed, wormed / fluked and bums tidied up. Dickie also got the wool trimmed round his eyes - I'm sure he couldn't see properly. They look a bit lost in a 6 acre field.

The ewes have scanned exactly the same as last year - Juno has twins and Jinx and Jura have one lamb each. I'm a wee bit disappointed but I didn't flush them. I hope to do better next year, when the small paddocks will come into their own for restricting the ewes intake. They've also had their feet done and had wormer / flukicide; the ewe lambs just have to have their feet trimmed. That's tomorrow's job.

Actually must go and do my medicine book while I remember. It's nice to have them back, though.


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