I was on the early shift this morning.
It is always a relief after feeding the ewes and checking the ewes who haven’t come in for feed, either due to just having had a lamb or they are lambing, to find no fatalities from the long, cold night. There was another set of twins and three new lambs – all fit and well.
On the morning round we lambed one ewe who had a big lamb. I was struggling to get both legs out so used a bit of string to tie round one of the legs and pull – it worked. I managed to get the lamb out and it was alive. She was a good mother, as soon as we brought the lamb round to her head she began to lick it – a great sign.
In the afternoon we had a fair few helpers come with us. Lynne, Erin, Sofia, Katie and Aila. Unfortunately we didn’t have a ewe to lamb, as it is always nice for wee ones, and big folks, to see a lamb being born. We did however have some lambs to mark. It is great having the extra help, Sofia did a great job of catching the lambs and Katie was on the ball with all the paperwork and equipment needed.
We checked in on Daisy who is doing fine, she is enjoying the bottle when she gets it. Daisy needs fed fairly regularly throughout the day. My nephew Alastair is looking after the lamb when we can’t manage.