Lambing is over!!

Last year Rodney our new ram arrived and as he is so young we never expected him to manage to get all the ewes in lamb in such a short time – but he obviously did! So all the ewes lambed in record time and every ewe had lambs.

We also decided as we had no extra helping hands at feeding times that any lambs who needed extra help would stay on there mums.

Thankfully there has been no one staying to witness the acrobatic antics that this involves when I try to catch a reluctant lamb in the field – oh how I wish I had bought a shepherd’s crook before lockdown!

There are two lambs who will have to leave their mums and go into the Tiddler Pen next week as they are slipping behind because they will not drink properly. I am sure a bit of extra TLC and they will be ok.

Watch this space!

Lambing time

Lambing has started!

Sadly we have no guests to witness the first born lambs this year.

Due to this terrible Coronavirus we have had to stop having guests. We will review the situation in mid-June.

However, natures course continues and these lovely lambs are doing well.

Every year we feel privileged to see lambs being born and I even get to bottle feed the weaker or extra ones. This year I will not have my usual band of willing visitors to assist at the feeding times. The bottle racks may be needed!

Hoping for a good outcome for all of you in isolation.

Keep safe.

Happy St. David’s Day!

March comes in like a lionout like a lamb”  I do hope that is true!

We have had enough rain – please no more!! Sunshine would be good. The sheep would love to be outside wandering the fields instead of stuck in the barn but they are in the final month of their pregnancies and being out in the cold and wet is not ideal.

But the sun actually shone this morning, before leaving us and letting the weather turn to cold & wet yet again. Never mind it will soon be time for the clocks will change and then we will know it’s nearly lambing time and Springtime is always a special time.

Happy St. David’s Day!

"Ladies in waiting"

Storm Dennis rages!

What weather we are having!

In the past two days we have had 120mm of rain! The ground is sodden, the rain & hail persist and the wind is still blowing.

Although we are not due to start lambing until 1st April we have got the “girls” in early so we can keep them safe and dry.

Living as high up as we do there is no fear of flooding in the houses. The rain spilling into the streams runs past us but the fields are water logged so we have the inevitable “puddles” to contend with.

Our half term guests are dodging the spots (the sun did come out today!) and enjoying the swimming pool – might as well get wet in warm water!!