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Author Topic: Good news and Bad  (Read 9812 times)

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2012, 07:16:24 pm »
Good to hear she's up and grazing - fingers crossed  :-*

squeasy

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2012, 07:17:02 pm »
Fingers crossed - hope she is ok
Very new to this all.  (very) Smallholder since March 2011 


12 Registered Soay sheep (8 breeding ewes, 2 Rams, 1 wether, 1 retired ewe) 5 Hens, 2 Cats, 1 labrador puppy

zwartbles

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2012, 07:47:58 am »
Better news. 4.30 this morning a pair of perfect twins. Very reassuring to find that because we have had one disaster it doesn't mean that they are all affected.
Sick ewe still up and eating so still hope there. Thank you all for your good wishes and an apology for a terse reply yesterday. :)

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2012, 09:02:42 am »
I don't think you ever need to apologise for short replies - we understand  :-*

Good news on the twins  ;D and sending 'get well' thoughts to your sick ewe  :)

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2012, 10:24:26 am »
So glad she's hanging in there. Fingers crossed that she does recover.

Tilly

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • "Possibilities and miracles mean the same thing"
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2012, 10:45:06 am »

Lambing is aways a roller coaster of emotions  :'( / :) - but with the added worry of this dam virus, we are all a little more edgy than normal :-\
- lovely news that new set of twins are healthy  :sheep: :sheep:
Tilly  :wave:

Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
    • Glyn Elwyn - Faithmead Herd
    • Facebook
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2012, 11:08:20 am »
Awwww, so sorry to hear of the problems, but all sounds like a promising outcome (fingers crossed).  Wonderful pics  :thumbsup:
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
www.glynelwyn.co.uk

zwartbles

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2012, 11:23:06 pm »
Another 5Kg single tonight 11pm. Only 2 to go !
Sick ewe still eating  :)

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2012, 09:06:27 am »
Great news, lambkins!!   - and please dont appoligise - well not to me, its a rollorcoaster ride at lambing time.

Glad to hear that the ewe is still up and walking too as well as your new edition :0)

zwartbles

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2012, 11:32:40 am »
All done at last !! The final ewe presented us with triplets, two fine, one not too good. We decided to try and keep it going and have succeeded! We now have three very smart, very small girls. Mother has three teats ............ but only one works !! So we are now bottle feeding two.
The poorly ewe has survived well and is full of life. Although not suitable for breeding next year she has a future with us. We originally bought here in a batch for training our collies on so she still can fulfill her role !! ;D
Good luck to everyone still lambing and here's to next year.

MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2012, 11:49:58 am »
Lovely pics!  We had a ewe with only one working teat and she managed to raise twins with no help from us.  We offered bottles to both lambs to top up but they didnt want to know and both grew into bonny lambs.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2012, 03:18:00 pm »
So glad that your ewe is recovering and will be able to stay with you and still be useful.

The lambs are cuties.  :)

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
    • Spered Breizh Ouessants
    • Facebook
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2012, 04:10:32 pm »
good news and lovely pics! :thumbsup:
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feldar

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2012, 08:41:21 pm »
You've got  a nice ewe there, do you show? well done with the lambing.

Brijjy

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Mid Wales
Re: Good news and Bad
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2012, 11:51:42 am »
Very nice pics. I do like Zwartbles and they would be my second choice as a breed to keep. They do look so smart. Fingers crossed that the poorly ewe keeps on getting better.
Silly Spangled Appenzellers, Dutch bantams, Lavender Araucanas, a turkey called Alistair, Muscovy ducks and Jimmy the Fell pony. No pig left in the freezer, we ate him all!

 

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