Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Back on the farm

Back on the farm the Farmer is busy getting everything ready for lambing.  

The ewes were scanned a month or so ago and marked with different colours according to the number of lambs they are carrying.  The older ewes and the hill ewes expecting twins were all kept to one side and put in a field on their own.  The hill ewes expecting singles were put back to the hill.  The Cheviots and Zwartble ewes were put in another field and this week the young gimmers expecting their first lambs were separated from the others as they are going to come into the cattle shed and be looked after away from the watchful eye of the Hooded Crows and other large birds looking for easy pickings at lambing time.

The winter work on the cottages is almost finished, and plans are already in the making for next winter..  Looking back on the winter, it seems to have passed very quickly.  We certainly have not had as many storms as we usually have and the wind generation on the turbines is down quite a bit as a result!  But we are not complaining as it has given us some lovely weather and we so appreciate the longer days.

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