Lambing was tough this year and threw up a number of challenges that we hadn't faced for a long time. I like to think it was partly down to the odd weather we've had over the last few months. Still, we've made it with only a very small number of losses and one caddy lamb who is slowly being weaned off the bottle. The two lambs pictured above have also given us some headaches. The mother - Alice - had a single white (shown) and also stole the grey katmoget ewe lamb from Birgitta (who had also had a GIANT grey katmoget tup immediately named Brian Boru). Wee adoptee probably didn't get enough colostrum before we got to the field and has been on increasingly strong antibiotics over the last couple of weeks for fluid-filled lungs and poorly legs. As the vet says - the prognosis isn't great - but we are doing what we can.
First lamb of this year was Breck (or breac) meaning speckled or spotted. He was huge when born and is even bigger now!