Tag Archives: Lambs

Lambing time

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It’s April. It’s Spring. The Daffodils are flowering (yes, still, up here). We’ve had snow flurries, are due to get more tomorrow, along with a northerly gale – and the first of our ewes has presented us with triplets! I discovered them this morning when I went into the byre first thing. Apologies for the […]

The Great Sheep Shuffle

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Today was lamb-weaning day. Our nine Lleyn ewes had produced 14 lambs, eight ewe lambs and six ram lambs. We’d kept three of the ram labs entire, as we want to keep one back to cover the ewes later this year, so today, it wasn’t just a case of separate the ewes from the lambs, […]

Hello Stranger

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Well it’s been far too long since I wrote anything here. What did I last write about? Oh, the weaving demonstration – that was ages ago! What’s been happening since then… Well, my Shetland shawl has made some progress. I finally finished off the last few peaks on the second side. I took it to […]

Watching the Pot Boil

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That is to say, waiting for the ewes to lamb! The signs are all there, and three of them are into their due date range, but still no lambs. They’re in the small paddock to the south of the house at the moment, as they objected to being kept in the byre. It just means […]