Ali in Charge of lambing !!


Now most of you blog followers will be aware that I am pretty skilled at most things on the farm…ok I may cry first few times around but generally I am a good right hand person to have about the place.

However it is Kate that is the expert when it comes to lambing having dealt with more unusual presentations than …. I have had hot dinners .. (in the last 2 weeks) But this year I have been doing a little better and getting more involved so when a ewe went into labour just as Kate was setting off to collect a bacon slicer ,,,, I waved her off saying that I would be fine !!

And fine we were and the little ram lamb popped out very easily and was a text book birth. …… and then there was his twin ….. how exciting ….. until only his head was sticking out of his Mum’s rear end1 So I phoned Kate for advice and then scrubbed up …. found the lube and climbed into the pen ….. to discover the lamb had been delivered and I could chillax 🙂

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2 boys and both are fine… in fact to see more click here

And now I am sat once more in the little caravan on watch …. Dolly Parton was pawing the ground earlier so I am checking her 1/2 hourly but I think the urge has past her by.

The weather has been soo much better today and the ewes and their lambs have been enjoying the sunshine.

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So far we have 32 lambs from 24 ewes and 4 more to go …so the end of all night vigils is in sight 🙂

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