July 2013

Shorn Lambs

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25 July, 2013 - 19:24 | Sue Blacker

Gideon has been back to shear the lambs.  This entails a lot of noise!

The 16 lambs were brought into the barn with their mums the evening before and left overnight without additional feed or water, to reduce the stress of shearing on a fully belly.  So they yell, and then, when separated from their mums, they yell some more ...  although the mums seemed pretty relaxed and even perhaps a little uncaring?

Good things in small packages

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25 July, 2013 - 18:36 | Sue Blacker

 

The lovely warm spell has enabled the whole farming world to make hay while the sun shines!  This is a great and welcome benefit - last year many people scraped together a bit of hay in the few dry days in September and there was a serious shortage of hay and straw over the winter as people were forced to use bedding for feed.  Here is the view across my fields towards the neighbours on a lovely warm evening this week.

I have to say my Gotlands sit comfortably in the barn on whatever type of straw and just eat around themselves - it's probably the nearest a sheep gets to sitting in the bath with a large bar of chocolate or glass of champagne!

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