Jonathan & Denise >
[ J > January 2021 : I’ve come across this post way back in April 2018 that was complete, but had never been published. It’s a pity we no longer have lambs, but nothing’s forever, and we certainly couldn’t cope with the heavy work, now.]
This morning J found one of the pregnant ewes in distress, and apparently not far from lambing. We returned together to coax her on to the trailer along with straw bedding and feed+water, and brought her over to the walled garden – aka The Maternity Ward. She slept in the trailer overnight, and we let her out into the woodland patch in the sheltered NE corner of the garden, where she gave birth in the freezing cold pouring rain. We’ll try and persuade her to take her twins into the trailer where we can keep them dry until they are ready to go back to the croft after a few days.
Later in the day, there’s ewes and lambs at the steading, some with lambs wet and slimy from their birth.