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Author Topic: Be careful what you wish for!  (Read 2980 times)

Freddiesfarm

  • Joined Jan 2010
Be careful what you wish for!
« on: February 20, 2011, 07:15:07 pm »
Yesterday was the lambing course here and no one lambed, not a sausage!  Lots of pretending but no one did anything! 

Well today was a different story!  So far 5 pairs of twins, 1 triplet and 1 single and having just come in for some dinner, various others are making as though we will have a very busy night!

Oh well - better out than in!

Plus anyone in somerset/Devon looking for bottle lambs?  One of the ewes has no milk! And the single is a southdown and no good for adopting either the twins or the triplet!

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Cairngorms
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 07:18:41 pm »
good luck wish i was nearer would help out with bottle feeding  :wave: let us know how you get on  :wave:

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 07:21:59 pm »
thats a good score so far .... again, I'd bottle feed your cades but they're abit far away!
best wishes for the rest  :)
Little Blue

TheCaptain

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 09:43:35 am »
We'd take on some for bottle feeding but you may be just out of reach... we're dorset/somerset boarders, where are you exactly?

Sandy

  • Guest
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 09:59:12 am »
Sounds like you are and are going to be very busy, god luck with the bottle lambs!!

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 10:44:51 am »
oh dear my ewe has just got her milk in a bit to late for her lambs now, so I have 2 I am bottle feeding.

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Cairngorms
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 11:55:56 am »
how are the lambs doing? have they got names yet?? :wave:

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 12:01:02 pm »
My 2 where named by 'plumseverywhere's' little girl. They are Nathan and Nancy and are doing really good but are still only the size of my slipper

MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 09:09:25 pm »
Are you doing any more lambing courses Freddie?  I enjoyed mine so much last year and found it so useful, I'm trying to encourage others in my group to attend.

Freddiesfarm

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 03:29:36 pm »
Ruth has got a mini course this weekend.  And she also has some others in March or April.  They are advertised on www.smallholdingcourses.co.uk

I think it will be a busy weekend.  We have had 7 sets of twins today already and a single!  Plus I now have a lovely gift from the OH of his cold - he's always good with his presents!

andywalt

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • kent
  • observe react administer enjoy !!
    • photos
Re: Be careful what you wish for!
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 07:31:19 pm »
 ;D ;D olot of colds about sniff sniff
Suffolk x romneys and Texel X with Romney Tup, Shetlands and Southdown Tup

 

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