We picked the little ewe to take to the Devon County early on in the season hopefuly she would give us a nice lamb or lambs,
We started lambing on the 10th of April lambing was going quite well with several beautiful lambs a good many black, a sprinkle of grey, a moorit, a few nice gulmogets.
The 28th of April two first time ewes one of which Domi our chosen ewe and Dainty are second choice,Dainty went into labour and after a quite difficult time we managed to deliver a very large ram lamb the little ewe was fine although very bruised and swollen ,Dainty as her name suggests is small and finely boned ,I felt for her but she was happy with her new baby we were not overly impressed with this lamb but he is much improved now.
Both Dainty and Domi are beautiful moorit girls and Dainty had now got a black lamb at foot.
Domi decided we should wait for her baby the show was the19th of may she was cutting it fine .We decided that Dainty couldn't go as she was still quite swollen ,so we picked another moorit ewe called Tinker who had twin lambs, thinking we wouldn't need are third choice but just in case we tried haltering the babies but this proved rather difficult, I think they were the unfriendliest of the whole lot mum was halter trained so not to worry.We got the two shearlings out and trimmed their feet,and waited delivery of the last lamb.
Yes you've guessed it the day before taking the girls to the show Domi looked a little uncomfortable we kept an eye on her and she delivered a beautful black krunet ram lamb at 2am.So are third choice Tinker and her twins were going to the show.
The show was brilliant but tiring the quality of the sheep was excellent and we were really pleased with 7th place out of 18.Next show Liskeard in July. watch this space!