Monday, 23 February 2015

Mustn't count the chickens before they hatch

Dan the scanner arrived at about 3pm.  Everyone who had come to help was there, waiting. The ewes were in their separate groupings, and the weather was not quite as bad as it had been forecast.

It all happens very fast in fact.

Waves this morning.

The ewes are either Empty (no lamb) Twin or Single.

Our scanning results were slightly down on last year, but better than we had expected given the poor weather the ewes and gimmers have had over the last few months.    Most of the Empties are gimmers, last years hoggs, who have perhaps not got to the weight they need to be in order to hold a pregnancy.   

It is still in sheep terms a long way until lambing and we must not count our chickens before they hatch. 

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