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Preparing for lambs

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19 February, 2012 - 20:48 | Sue Blacker

19th February: only about 6 weeks to go so up go the food rations!  All are looking quite good and healthy and seem very content ... so far, so good!  A few coughs have been treated and we are keeping a VERY careful eye on feet.  Here are a few lambs from previous years!

Winter shearing and Happy New Year!

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17 January, 2012 - 11:09 | Sue Blacker

17th January, 2012: Happy New Year!  Here are pictures of the flock and winter shearing.  Gideon the shearer and I delayed this event, which is normally before Christmas, because the weather was horribly wet.  Sheep are fine with cold but much less happy with wet, particularly when shorn.  So I feed them extra rations and give them access to shelter anyway but the wet and wind were a bit much.  We seem to have struck lucky as it has scarcely rained since we did it.

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