26 April 2010

Latest lamb - small but perfectly formed

We have a few young ewes due to lamb soon so we're keeping our eyes peeled regularly on the field in front of the house since the flock have gone outside on to the new grass.

The sheep turn their noses up at hay now and we've almost stopped feeding supplements as both the ewes and the lambs are looking pretty chunky but the yearlings who are pregnant still need a bit extra so we're getting pretty good at slipping some corn and lucerne nuts in front of them and they've started to become used to a discreet treat.

This teeny weeny little lamb was born yesterday. She's the smallest lamb I've ever seen and when we saw her at first we thought she might be premature.

On closer inspection, we saw her little feet are hard and you can feel her teeth and today she's running after her mum and screams her head off when she's lost. She's pretty normal for a day old lamb really.

We're almost at the end of our terrible footrot problem. Seven of our goats still have a slight limp and I still have a slightly sore back but we're getting there.


detroit dog said...

So lovely. I love your photographs.

Kanisha said...

.very cute lamb! and I love that pattern any chance of a closer photo showing the profile of the face? sorry ...I can't help getting excited about sheep colour ^patterns!

La Ferme de Sourrou said...
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La Ferme de Sourrou said...

Thanks detroit dog !

My old camera is on it's way out the lens is totally scratched and the zoom thing doesn't go back in sometimes.

I've just bought a new one - a tiny Canon Ixus and I'm still learning how to use it.

Kanisha - Nice to hear from you! I'll take some sheep portraits this afternoon. x

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