Saturday, 1 May 2010

Little Lambs

Yay we have lambs, the first was born about 9pm last night, and two more today.

So far mums and babes seem to be doing fine. We have made notices for the kissing gates warning users of the public footpath that these are lambing sheep and asking that they keep dogs on leads. So far so good.

Its not all good though as we had dead twins yesterday, not a good start but out of our control.

The children have been out to touch the lambs, and were surprised to find they are not as soft as they look, maybe their wool needs to grow a bit.
We did get a disturbed night as the flock woke us at 2am with lots of baa-ing, we couldnt see anything and it might have been a fox or badger, hopefully they wont do it every night. Richard thinks it may have something to do with the fact that there are no mature/experienced sheep in our flock, they are all just over a year old, we are all learning together!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!!! Sorry to hear you lost two, but hopefully the rest will be safe deliveries!!