One or two of our ewes are limping. We get them in to have a look see what the problem is. One of them has a bit of an ulcer on her toe and needs a bit of TLC. I give her a pedicure and clean out the foot with salt water and goop it up with some foot paste. She is going to stay in the pen tonight to keep her feet out of the mud. She is not impressed. There are a couple of others who get a foot trim too. Our sheep are big and not the easiest to tip, especially if they’re are not in the mood.
13 January 2013 | 13 Comments
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Christmas was still a busy time on the farm. This year the boss is going to London so I’m looking after the animals. I get all the feeding done in record time so I can enjoy my Christmas lunch without worrying about having to get all muddy in the afternoon! It’s a good few days and I also get chance to go see my family back in Leeds (after a disastrous car failure we get there in the end). So what’s in store for us this New Year?
06 January 2013 | 9 Comments
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Wasi’s calf June is looking a bit on the skinny side. We have been watching her for a few days now and suspect that she is not getting milk. Its time to intervene, we get Wasi and June out to Tarraby and load them up to take to Wallace Field where hopefully we can feed her up a bit.
15 January 2012 | 0 Comments
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