Today we put all the ewes and lambs into a large pen together. For the first time, the lambs can get to know each other and they have a larger space to play in. Once the weather improves, they will be turned out into the field where they will have plenty of room to play.
Two more of our ewes have lambed since the last post, one on 12th January and one just this morning. This morning's lamb is a great big ewe lamb who weighed 12lbs - and the mother is our smallest ewe! We had a set of twins on 12th which were the first lambs born that were sired by Dun-Mor Ultimate. We are really pleased with them-they look really nice.
Unfortunately three of the quads, shown in the last post, died. Even though we did our best for them, they were just too weak and a bit premature. The fourth lamb, who we have named Duncan, is really healthy and spends a lot of his time playing and running around his pen!
We had our first lambs this morning, a set of quads. Two of them were strong and fed from their mother without any problems, but two were very weak and cold and ended up in the kitchen to warm up. As I write (8pm) they are looking well and we hope they will pull through. They are still quite weak but are feeding well.
Nicola and Geraldine
Two hobby shepherds