Monday, 6 May 2019

Lambing 2019

 After a busy few weeks, lambing is almost finished.  
It has been hard work, long days but as always exciting and rewarding. 

Some of our sheep lamb inside and
but the majority lamb in the fields
surrounding the farmhouse.
This ewe had her triplets outside but Chris
brought them in so that we could keep an eye
on them and make sure they were all getting
an equal share of milk.

 The happiest days were when Heidi and Hetty, my herdwicks, had their lambs. I was lucky enough to see Hetty have the first of her twins, both gimmers.  Heidi had a single tup lamb who I have called Marco - he is a big strong and very confident.

 One of the great joys at lambing time is sharing the experience with our guests, family and friends.


And when we have pen full of pet lambs a helping hand with bottle feeding is gratefully received.



But my herdwick lambs are not the only black lambs on Pry House Farm home field.
Unusually one of our Swaledale ewes had an all black lamb!  It doesn't happen very often - perhaps once every eight or ten years.  
I have called her Amazing Grace.  She has long legs and as her name implies she is very graceful.

Marco when he is only a few hours old and Heidi happily posing for the camera!

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