Monthly Archives: March 2016

Witchy’s story

Hi.  I'm Witchy and I have logged in here to tell you my story.  I was born on Friday 25th March into a glorious, sunny spring day.  I followed my brother out and landed on a towel thoughtfully placed for me by the humans.  My mother, Selene, quickly bonded with me and started to lick…
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Easter Surprise

It's Easter Saturday and I type this in a state of tiredness such that I can hardly think straight. To say I have a new found respect for sheep farmers would be an understatement. There's a saying in this world that a sheep's ambition is to die and it spends it's life looking to do…
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Lambing Update

I can't believe how tough lambing is turning out to be.  We have been doing 4 hourly checks for what seems like forever, but is in fact just 3 or 4 weeks.  On top of that, every ewe that has lambed so far has presented with problems of one sort or another.  Mainly, they just…
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More Little Lambs

After the introduction to the deep end of lambing on Thursday, we spent Saturday waiting for Shelby to give birth.  We were hopeful it would not be a repeat of Thursday.  I mean, we love hand rearing the first two, but ideally they should be raised by their mother. Well, around 7pm Nicole spotted that…
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Our First Lambs

We have been on lamb alert for almost two weeks now.  We started 4 hourly checks  a week before we thought the first ones were due.  They finally arrived 6 days after the due date, on Thursday evening.  It was, however, not plain sailing. In our first year of lambing, we have done everything we…
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