LambMetrics is our lambing blog which tells some of the tales of farm life at lambing time.
Also contains pretty lamb pictures – and maybe a few confronting ones too.
A huge day today due to shifting the Singles mob. I haven’t been able to “drift off” the new lambs like I can do with the Twins group so it was time for a catch up on the tags and numbers. It gets harder and harder to really tell which ones may have issues when there are a lot of mixed age lambs in one mob. And nothing like impetus of “get a new bale of hay or change paddocks” to get things done.
The lamb backlog will be finished tomorrow but they aren’t helping – at least 4 sets of twins born this afternoon while I was in town for an appointment and then they were all starting to get mixed up so it was time for a change in that paddock too. Lambs everywhere.
The remaining pregnant ewes (approx 25% of the original number) are all together now and they will get their lovely big bale of hay tomorrow. Hopefully I can get back to the daily drift and keep on top of the numbers then!
One Drysdale ewe assisted this morning. Unfortunately, her ram lamb was trying to exit with back feet first and it wasn’t successful. She’s okay but the lamb was lost.
Polly – former pet lamb – delivered her twins today and she is a bit of a dill so she’s now in the garden with Hermione to try and stop her letting her lambs get stolen/mixed up/forgotten.
Time to go feed some lambs again so here’s a little gallery of today’s pics. (I really need to delete some off the phone before I run out of memory!)