The lambs are growing very well indeed this year and the ones born early have become boisterous young thugs who will chew our wellies, unzip our jackets and eat our hair given the chance. The picture above shows Birgitta's first ever ewe lamb, a stunning katmoget. Birgitta is the ewe who is getting her annual haircut in the video we've uploaded to our website, and was the first lamb born on this holding.
The fleeces are all away to the Mill in Yorkshire, and we are just deciding what types of yarn to get them all spun in to. Lanark Show and Sale is coming up at the end of August, which means that we only have a few days left to decide which (if any) of our beloved sheep to sell on to other breeders via the market. Sorting through the sheep for the sale is always a bit sad, but also quite rewarding as we can see how the flock has improved over the previous year, and look at the positive traits which we are slowly trying to embed nto the flock as a whole.