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.
Rain and rain yesterday so didn’t get any pictures taken.
Lost 2 new MerinoX lambs overnight. The weather was pretty awful and the ewes didn’t park under any of the (numerous) trees or other shelter options. Lamb losses have been minimal this year and haven’t lost any to “the environment” before now. But that’s nature for you. :/
Today was mild and there was quite a bit of sunshine which was great for the lambs after the deluge last night.
Paris decided to show off her newest fashion accessory…..
One Merino ewe needed some help. Lamb was perfectly presented but probably “overcooked” a little as it was huge and got a bit stuck. Decided to assist to make sure it wasn’t choked as it was stuck at a bad part of the process. Despite being a maiden the ewe was eager to be a good mumma so he is all cleaned up now (and looking like he is 2 weeks old already!)
(The blood is from the ewe, not the lamb!)
And now for some pet #lambspam!
Only about 6 ewes to lamb now….. A bit more tag checking tomorrow (weather permitting). Am looking forward to the final lot of stats. 🙂