First off sorry I've been rubbish with the blog lately - I've been so busy it's unreal! I'll make it up to you I promise!
The lambs are getting big now and it's time to think about having some for the freezer and selling a few. To make it easier on myself and the sheep I decided it was time to wean them and last week I moved them all on to a small field so they could eat it right back. The plan was for the lambs to go on a fresh patch and the ewes to go back onto the dry bit so they could "dry off".
|Separating them up|
I then drenched all the lambs (for worms) and separated them from the ewe.
|My helpers on Friday evening|
|The ewes seemed quite pleased not to have lambs butting them for milk any more.|
I was more than a little annoyed as the last thing I wanted was to get them in again. It had to wait until Sunday morning anyway as I had work to go to on the Saturday.
|The lambs on their own for the first time.|
By the way anyone who wants constant exercise try keeping sheep!
|The bare field for the ewes to dry off on|
Does everyone else (who has or had sheep) wean their animals before they sell off the lambs?