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No country for young lambs

We woke the morning to find weather more like January 26 than April 26. But it is what it is. The lambs seem to have survived so far, but we shall see what the rest of the week brings.

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The lamb

Born yesterday, this lamb was taking advantage this morning of sun spilling into the lambing shed. Despite the sun the air temperature is still cold so he will be in the shed for at least another 24 hours.

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Waiting and Resting

Lambing involves a lot of waiting around, both for the expectant mothers and for us; long periods of waiting interrupted by unplanned bouts of frantic activity. Today was a waiting day, and because it was also a day the weather … Continue reading

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The lamb sale at Dingwall Mart

  Today was one of the key days of our farming year with the annual lamb sale at Dingwall. We were up early to gather and sort our lambs for the market, in anticipation of the lorry coming to collect … Continue reading

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“Jagging” the lambs

  We had our lambs in yesterday for their last check up and ‘jagging’ (injection) before they go off to the mart next month. The good weather has obviously done them well and both ewes and lambs generally looked in … Continue reading

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Sheep

As this photo shows, the sheep are doing well at the moment. We completed shearing quite early which turned out to be a good choice in the current hot weather and both the sheep and lambs seem to be in … Continue reading

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New twins

  With all this focus on new arrivals I should point out that lambing is now in full swing up here, even though it is long over further south. These twins were born yesterday and are brought in from the … Continue reading

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