Sunday, 23 March 2008

Newyddion am yr efeilliaid

By Thursday morning, it had become pretty clear that the ewe without a lamb had stolen one of the twins -- which was a big problem because despite the lamb was trying to suck from her -- and she had no milk!

Greg was away, so I got our neighbour from next door to come with his dog and help me catch the four of them. We took the bad ewe away but then the mother didn't want the other lamb any more and kept headbutting him and kicking him when he tried to suck, so in the end we brought the three of them down into the barn where the ewe is now restrained in Bridget's adopter so the little ones can suck to their heart's content. Hopefully, after a few more days, she will come to accept them both again and then we will be able to let them back out in the field.

Also, Bridget came and castrated the two little lambs -- they are both boys, and neither of them is registrable, so that's that...

4 comments:

Malc said...

Ah. . . a lovely graphic image - said he, shuffling uncomfortably in his seat.

Moonroot said...

Ouch, that last photo even made me wince!

pauline said...

She's not a 'bad' ewe, just confused!

cyndy said...

...sometimes nature just needs a little help....