|Domino and her new lambs|
As these were Domino's first lambs labour took longer than usual, but I had no need to assist. In hospital on the 9th April with my busted thumb Louise was the only one here and in the late evening of the 10th she was busy helping ewe, Woolly, to produce a large single lamb.
|Domino and her lambs - names please|
We keep them in for a few days, but let them out during the day after 4 or 5 days, and out permanently after a week. Foxes are the main problem, along with crows, so keeping them in helps them put on a bit of weight and strength.
As we only have 3 ewes that leaves one last one to lamb - Spotty Nose.
|Spotty Nose resting in the sun|
She was covered twice, a few weeks apart, so we are not sure when she is due. Logic dictates if she didn't take the first time then the due date should be calculated from the second date she was covered. All well and good, except she's pretty huge now and has a lovely set of boobs on her. We've had her in the last few days and have seen no signs she's about to start lambing, so today she's been let out again; we'll bring her in tonight and monitor her till she starts. At least i'm home to do this given my thumb is knackered.
|Leeks peeping through|
|We are lucky to have spectacular blossom|
|Oooh, a pretty white bluebell|
More anon when Spotty Nose has popped.
|Spotty Nose, the recalcitrant mother|