Not sure on that yet Tig he seems to have gone quiet on that for now. Yesterday was a 17 hour day on the lambing front, got in bed and it took me ages to get to sleep think I was over tired, back is holding up for now but it keep having a twinge now and again. Today is the gathering up of the last 200 on the moor and fetching them home but I will stay at the farm and keep an eye on the ones in the shed.
Yesterday 13 lambed and lots of singles where put out in the fields around the house, the smaller ones are in the paddock where I can keep an eye on them better and I dont have to walk so far to see them. I must have done something during the night this morning the back has given in on me, I think something has got trapped as its like having tooth ache all down to mi knee on the right leg so i will take it easy today and see if I can untrap it. Just had breakfast and we will be off shortly down to the shed where OH will have to feed the little ones as I cant kneel down to them. I cant stay in bed as my back and leg ache worse when I'm laid down so I will soldier on slowly. No light at the end of the tunnel yet Dutchy if there is I cannt see it yet ;D maybe in a few weeks there may be.
Have you tried lying down on your belly? If things get worst first and then slowly subside you have a slipped disk and need a physio therapist. Hope not. As for the lambing.. There are always holes in the darkness for light to shine in. You'll get there.
Weeds are nature's revolution against the government of the gardener.
Well I carried on regardless yesterday and whatever was trapped freed itself during the day. I do had a 10's machine which I put on when it gets too bad but its best put on when I'm relaxing but that is little or nothing, last night went down for the last feeding session at just before 10pm didnt get back in the house till midnight made myself a milky coffee which helps me relax and sleep which it did this morning I have another lamb on the bottle as mother has no milk what so ever so it will be in the foster pen with the other 6. Today I will make a new pen for the older foster lambs so they dont crush the little ones. We had a set of twins born yesterday and together they dont make a pound in weight then last night there was a large single gimmer born who must have weighed 10lb she is a monster size and very healthy, the little ones are too small to even feed off the mother so I'm helping them till they get stronger. Right I will just have a quick look through the other threads then its off for the morning feedup of everyone so I will catch you all later I hope.
Well its been a hectic few days yesterday afternoon we had 8 lamb in less than an hour 3 of them had no milk and where first time lambers, one we managed to get on another sheep who had plenty of milk but the other 2 are in the foster pen which makes 7 smaller ones and 3 bigger (Poppy and crew). These 3 are let out at night when we go down for the last feeding session and they run around the shed jumping and kicking which lifts me up and makes me smile some then they are back in their pen for the night. This morning we have had 2 lamb during the night but one had a dead one so its got one of the younger ones from yesterday. ;D I f we get a quit moment then I shall take the camera and get some shots. The last lot from the moors will be coming inside this week as we will have room for them. Yesterday all the older lambs where put back on the moor they had been outside for a week in the field infront of the house and at the back of the house there is another field full, looking at the forcast for the next 2 days we are due some heavy rain so we will have to walk around that field and check they are OK if not then they will have to come back in-side but on the up side it is said to be getting warmer and dryer from mid week onwards we shall see. Back is holding up but the rest of me is knackered
I expect the last programme you will want to watch is on this week.....it follows lambing on a Cumbrian farm.....you'll throw things at the telly if you watch , cos they always get these things wrong and show people in a bad light ;D ;D
What the caterpillar perceives as the end, to the butterfly is only the beginning
Well its been a hectic couple of days again with lambs dropping here there and everywhere so to speak, we ran out of pens again and had to put sheep in the walkway down the side of the new shed, today has been sorting out day thanks due to the weather picking up again and we have managed to turn a lot outside in the fields tomorrow the ones in the field at the back of the house will be rounded up and put onto the moors as they are the eldest and we need room for the next lot I must have walked about 10 mile today up and down the yard and around the field and sheds my feet are killing me and I had to come in and take my boots off this afternoon as it was so warm. Sheila has given birth this morning to a healthy boy and they should be out in the field by the weekend weather permitting. I have not watched the lambing live but we are taping it even though we are living it OH has trapped something in his shoulder/neck so we are a right pair between us. Right I'm off down the shed again to do the last feed for the night, I have been up since 6am this morning and its starting to tell on me now, back soon with some pic's.
No B ;D its the breed North Country Cheviot they look like bunnies to me. Tiny Tim is back in the fostering pen yet again his foster mum is not very well we think she still has some afterbirth inside her as she is straining all the time, OH has given her a drench to see if it comes away so only time will tell, I will try and get a pic of him out with the others some time today. Yet another busy day yesterday with sorting, rubbering, marking and moving Ewes and lambs back onto the moors as well as emptying pens and filling them up again with new borns today it will be bedding down the sheds again and moving some more up onto the moor not a lot of time for gardening.
31 lambed in total yesterday so it was all go with the moving back onto the moors of the older lambs but we did have quite a bit of help from family which was wonderful, my back locked up again but I carried on doing things which needed doing, right off to start the feeding aand everything eles for this morning I'll get back to you later with what happening if I have time.
Yesterday we had 37 lambed boy was it busy, this morning there are 10 which have lambed during the night so they all need sorting before the others can be fed so the little ones dont get crushed under foot. I'll just get my boots on then I'm off down the shed, catch you all later.
I dont know about a medal just a new and younger body would do me fine ;D it is slowing down again and I can see a dim light at the end of the tunnel now Dutchy but its still a very long way off. OH has had to shoot 3 sheep this week as they have put out their lamb beds which is a very horrific sight but on the up side we have managed to get mothers for 2 of the babies and the other one is in the foster pen with Tiny Tim even though its 3 times as big as him. We have had a young student who want to be a vet doing some of the lambing with OH and he is very impressed with her, she is off to America later this year to stay with her uncle on a ranch and he has fixed her up with a Vet over there so she can get more hands on experience with differant types of animals. Right I'm off to do the feeding rounds so catch you all later.